He is the unlikely and unknown builder restoring some of Israel’s most significant and fascinating archaeological sites, including the hidden tunnels beneath Jerusalem’s Western Wall. I ran into this quiet, unassuming man while covering the inauguration ceremony of Herod’s Vaults, a magnificent, 150-million-shekel restoration project at Caesarea’s National Antiquities Park. He was sitting in the back with us reporters and general audience, cordoned off from the dignitaries and VIPs, which included Israel President Reuven Rivlin and Baroness Rothschild. “I built it,” his face lit up as we admired the enormous vaults. “I am the manager of the team that has…
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