Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hezekiah's Tunnel, come get wet!

 Here's another studying-for-finals diversion!!  We walked down to the City of David, which is way down the hill from the Old City walls.  Going to Hezekiah's tunnel to get wet!!
 Clara and Emily near the entrance of the City of David.
 View down into the Kidron Valley.
 Some of the ruins they have unearthed, the city where David was King.
 So now we're going down in the tunnel that King Hezekiah built to bring water from the Gihon Spring up to the upper city of Jerusalem.
 Down down down some stairs, deep into the earth.
It's really dark down here, that's me and Emily, we are already standing in water.  Here's a video of us sloshing through the tunnel. The part you see, the water is not very deep. When we first got in, it was several inches above my knees. Felt cold at first, but we quickly got used to it. This is fresh water that is always flowing from the Gihon Spring, which is in the City of David, the same spring all the people got their water from around 1000 BC.

 Clara loved the tunnel!!
 We emerged from tunnel, way down where the Pool of Siloam is...that's it down below. That's the pool where Jesus had the blind man wash off the mud from his eyes.
Clara at the entrance to the city of David. I love the harp, and I love her:)

1 comment:

  1. wow!! Very impressive! Hard to imagine them building that tunnel back in the day.