Jerusalem: The Pool of Siloam

Located on the south end of David's City, the Pool of Siloam was fed by water flowing through Hezekiah's Tunnel. It was here that Jesus sent the blind man to be healed in John 9.

The Byzantine Pool

The has been the traditional Pool of Siloam. It is fed by the waters of Hezekiah's Tunnel.

Herod's Pool

In 2004 some workers were trying to repair a sewer line and uncovered some stone pavement. Archaeologists were called in and the resulting excavation uncovered a portion of a large pool. The entire pool still has not been excavated, but work continues.

Steps Leading to the Temple

Excavations in 2007 show a series of stone steps leading northward in the direction of the Temple Mount. At the time of this photo, this section is not yet open to the public.

Drain on the Siloam Pavement

This photo, taken in July 2007, shows the drain holes cut into the stone pavement around the Pool of Siloam. Only two months later, it was announced that excavations had shown the drain tunnel leading up to the area of the Western Wall. At this time, it is unknown whether this drain connected to the drain tunnel.

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