Water Tunnel Discovered in Jerusalem

More archaeology news: Eilat Mazar has discovered a water tunnel from the First Temple era in the City of David.  She theorizes that the tunnel may have been used by King David’s warriors to purify themselves after the conquest of Jerusalem.  This is of course mere speculation, but the find itself is quite interesting.  One person can pass through the tunnel, 50 meters of which have been cleared out.  It was discovered by accident after a snowfall last winter.

More on this discovery and Mazar’s interpretations can be found at:
The Jerusalem Post
Haaretz

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