Jerusalem's Western Wall is getting a facelift
Location: Old City, Jerusalem
The ancient stones are showing their age
after weathering two millennia of rain and sun
Israeli conservators are filling out their battered surfaces
(SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY (IAA)'S HEAD CONSERVATOR IN THE WESTERN WALL AREA, YOSSI VAKNIN, SAYING:
"The Western Wall stones are living stones. As it was once said, there are stones with human hearts. The Western Wall stones carry thousands of years of history, they witnessed Jerusalem's scenes. And of course, everyone who arrives in Jerusalem connects also to the emotion that the Western Wall sends him."