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Hezekiah’s Tunnel

Hezekiah’s tunnel is a 533 m tunnel  (c. 1700 feet) that draws the water of the Gihon spring under the City of David to the Pool of Siloam  .

It was probably created by king Hezekiah to last an Assyrian assault, which indeed took place in 701 BCE, and indeed failed.

Walking through the long dark and wet tunnel is one of the most exciting experiences in touring Jerusalem, especially for youth groups.


“Danny the Digger” rating:      +

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Points of Interest in the Area

warren shaft Warren’s shaft
 canaanite tunnel Canaanite Tunnel
 siloam pool c m browning Pool of Siloam


Video clip on the Water System of Biblical Jerusalem