“Zedekiah’s cave” is an ancient huge (5 acre) stone quarry, under most of the Muslim Quarter.
It was discovered by chance in the 19th century, and to this day its date and function are not quite certain.
It was most likely a quarry from Roman times, perhaps producting some of the stones for the construction of the Herodian Temple Mount .
Presenting Zedekiah’s Cave to “the Watchman”, 2019
Zedekiah’s Cave 360
Zedekiah’s Cave – also called Danny’s Quarries – is a 5-acre (20,000 m 2) underground meleke limestone quarry that runs the length of five city blocks under the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.
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“Zedekiah’s Cave” is near Damascus gate, and takes about 1 hour to explore.