Friday, June 11, 2004

THE POOL OF SILOAM has been uncovered, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority:
2nd Temple pool found (Jerusalem Post � which is obviously on a roll � via Archaeologiy Magazine News)

A pool that served as a main water reservoir for Jerusalem residents 2,000 years ago has been uncovered, the Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.

The Pool of Siloam was uncovered last week by chance at the southern end of the City of David � in what today is Silwan � while the city was carrying out infrastructure work for a new sewage pipe.

Archeologist Eli Shukrun said that two millennia ago, Jewish residents would use the pool to gather water for their homes, as a meeting place, and also possibly as a mikve.


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