On Wednesday 10th June, Leicestershire and Rutland Royal Arch Masons hosted a live virtual tour of the Western Wall Tunnels.
The Western Wall will be familiar to Royal Arch Masons as it was originally erected as part of the expansion of the Second Temple on Temple Mount.
The Western Wall Tunnels have been filmed using state-of-the-art technology that gives a fully immersive tour of these famous tunnels. During the virtual tour, those who participated were in awe at the hidden underground spaces, and the opportunity to stand opposite the Holy of Holies and walk through a Hasmonean water aqueduct.
The Western Wall Heritage Foundation provided an expert guide who took the virtual group on the magical tour of the tunnels and more.
The evening was well attended, by the Grand Superintendent Noel Manby, and many of his officers and Companions from Leicestershire & Rutland.
Although the evening was free of charge, a donation to the Craft 2022 Festival was encouraged, which totalled an amazing £1,046.
The Grand Superintendent said, “This was such a fascinating evening, I would like to say a special thank you to E.Comps Andy Green and John Peberdy for organising the event.”