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Thats What Western Wall Are Made Of

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Topic: Kotel, Composition

Wendy Davis wrote:

What is the Western Wall made of? Were the stones quarried in Israel. Thank you.

Dear Wendy Davis,

The Western Wall is made of sandstone which is very common in the central Israel area. It was almost certainly quarried in Israel. First of all, the stone is very common here, and is still quarried and used in building today in Israel. Secondly, some of the stones are incredibly heavy, and would have been extemely difficult to transport. There is one stone that weighs approx. 250 tons!

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