Ancient Aqueduct Unearthed In Jerusalem

Workers building a sewer line in Jerusalem unearthed a section of the ancient lower aqueduct, which had long been one of the city’s principal sources of water.

Constructed by the Hasmonean kings more than 2,000 years ago to provide clean water to Jerusalem, the aqueduct was part of an elaborate water supply system devised for a city that had experienced a number of droughts.

The water conduit functioned intermittently until about 100 years ago, when it was replaced by a modern electrically operated system.

Unearthed in Umm Tuba, an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem, the aqueduct begins at the Eitam spring near Solomon’s Pools, three reservoirs south of Bethlehem that are the heart of the water system, and is approximately 13 miles long. Read more.

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