The cave is the largest man-made cave in Israel. It is close to 1,000 feet in length, and spans over 2.5 acres. The entrance is not far from the Damascus Gate and lies in its entirety under the Muslim Quarter as far as Via Dolorosa in the old city of Jerusalem. Even at the entrance one can see that it descends into a very long cave.
The Freemasonry secret society believes that Solomon was the first and greatest masonry (hence the society’s name). They regarded the cave as an appropriate location to hold their clandestine ceremonies. Their first assembly in the cave was in 1854 and until this day the hold an annual ceremony in the auditorium-like chamber