What’s Israel been up to during the pandemic? The Israel Ministry of Tourism has been engaged in conservation efforts to preserve one of Israel’s prime historic and cultural attractions—the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Synonymous to our current world and its vaccines, the Western Wall has been given injections for better health. Those injections consist of dissolved stone, which helps conserve the ancient stones and structure, ensuring the safety of worshippers.
Throughout the latest lockdown in Israel, pre-Passover conservation work began at the Western Wall using injections with the aid of syringes very similar to those used by medical staff. The injection is actually dissolved stone which helps conserve the ancient stones and structure, ensuring the safety of worshippers. Western Wall Heritage Foundation engineers and Israel Antiquities Authority conservators conduct thorough inspections of the 2,000-year-old stones every six months to ensure visitors’ safety. All work is carried out on the site is subject to religious strictures established by the rabbi of the Western Wall nearly 18 years ago.
In addition to these conservation efforts, Israel has also upgraded and begun renovations at other historical sites, including the Tower of David, Terra Sancta Museum, Saxum Visitor Center, and more.
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By James Shillinglaw,