THE LEGEND of  UNCOVERING THE KOTEL:

This isn't the first time that rubble and garbage had accumulated near the Western Wall. There were many legends relating the uncovering of the Temple Mount. One of the most fascinating concerned Suleiman the Magnificent: For many centuries, the Wall was covered completely, and  many searched for it.  When Suleiman learned that people came from far and wide to dump their garbage in one particular spot, it was felt that this must be the lost site of the Temple.  He came up with an ingenious ruse to remove some of the garbage. He announced that gold was discovered around the area of the Western Wall. He buried a few gold coins there. Word got out and people came running and digging for the gold. In the process, enough rubble was removed in one month's time to expose a small area of the Western Wall.


Yes, the lure of gold is great and the secrets of the Tunnels are many...