Skip to comments.Reservoir from time of King Solomon found in Jerusalem
Posted on 09/10/2012 4:39:23 PM PDT by little jeremiah
Published September 10, 2012
Archaeologists have found an ancient water reservoir in Jerusalem that may have been used by pilgrims coming to the Temple Mount, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced.
The IAA said the cistern could have held 66,000 gallons (250 cubic meters) of water; it likely dates back to the era of the First Temple, which, according to the Hebrew Bible, was constructed by King Solomon in the 10th century B.C. and then destroyed 400 years later.
Israeli archaeologists believe the reservoir served the general public in the ancient city, but say its location hints at a role in the religious life of Jerusalem.
"Presumably the large water reservoir, which is situated near the Temple Mount, was used for the everyday activities of the Temple Mount itself and also by the pilgrims who went up to the Temple and required water for bathing and drinking," Tvika Tsuk, chief archaeologist of Israel's Nature and Parks Authority, said in a statement.
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Thought “they” believed Kings David and Solomon to be myths—like Robin Hood and King Arthur.
Actually this link has the same article and a photo of the cistern.
THere’s a lot more ancient history than is known or admitted!
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Thanks little jeremiah.
King Soloman didn’t build that Temple!(BH Obama-2012)
Great picture; can I share this?
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“They” didn’t build that! “They” had help. ;^))
I guess that I don’t understand how a cistern in the desert, totally ringed by stone walls, not earth, has gone undicted for three centuries in one of the most studied areas of our planet!
Good on them!
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