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Israel-05145 – Templars Tunnel
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The Templars were a military monastic order who aided pilgrims who came from Europe to visit the holy sites. They did their work in the name of the pope.
It was the western edge of the tunnel where the main fortress of the Templar order was built.
The tunnel was a strategic underground passageway, 350 meters (1,148ft) long and it extends from the Templars fortress to the city’s port.
The tunnel was discovered in 1994. The tunnel’s western section was opened to the public in August 1999. Work to clear other parts of the tunnel continued and in 2007, the entire length of the tunnel was made available to the public.
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