western wall in jerusalem

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  • Location: The Western Wall and Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel
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  • Info: Live streaming webcam in Jerusalem in Israel. The webcam shows the Western Wall and Temple Mount. Jerusalem lies 60 km (37 mi) east of Tel Aviv, between the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

More info: The entire city of Jerusalem is walled; the walls are approximately 40 feet tall, 2.5 miles long and 8 feet thick. There are 7 gates that allow access to the city and 34 watchtowers along the walls.

The Wailing Wall, also known as the Western Wall is an ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a relatively small segment of a far longer ancient retaining wall which was originally erected as part of the expansion of the Second Jewish Temple begun by Herod the Great. This resulted in the encasement of the natural, steep hill known to Jews and Christians as the Temple Mount.

Of the four retaining walls, the western one is considered closest to the former Holy of Holies, which makes it the most sacred site recognized by Judaism outside the previous Temple Mount platform.