Jerusalem: Under the City

There are tunnels and shafts throughout the old city. Some are recent, the work of archaeologists. Others are ancient, taking us back to the Hebrew Kings and even earlier.

Temple Stone

John stands next to one of the largest single stones yet discovered in the West Wall of the Temple.

Along the Western Wall

Today one can follow the course of the Western Wall, even though large parts of that wall are far below the city.

A Narrow Path

Paula continues to make her way beneath the city of Jerusalem.

Hezekiah's Tunnel

John and Ismail make their way through the inky darkness of Hezekiah's Tunnel, following the course of the water that flows from the underground spring to the Pool of Siloam.

Warren's Shaft

Named for the explorer who discovered it in the 1800's, this shaft goes under the old Canaanite wall as it connects to the water tunnel. A passage in the Old Testament suggests that this tunnel was used by the Israelites to capture the city from the original Canaanite inhabitants. And David said on that day, "Whoever would strike the Jebusites, let him reach the lame and the blind, who are hated by David's soul, through the water tunnel." Therefore they say, "The blind or the lame shall not come into the house." So David lived in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. And David built all around from the Millo and inward. (2 Samuel 5:8-9).

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