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“Hezekiah's water tunnels a real walk through history”

Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel
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Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The Biblical City of David
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Owner description: Come rediscover Biblical Jerusalem! Located just outside the Old City walls, the City of David is in fact the historical Old City of Jerusalem, containing archeological remnants going back 4,000 years. Come see for yourself where it all began...
Reviewed 18 May 2012

Two weeks ago, our group walked through the water tunnels built by King Hezekiah. To learn more, read II Kings 20. Really amazing! In and around Jerusalem, there are a lot of shrines that are full of candles, incense, rocks to kiss, etc., etc. There are very few places that people people can say for certain, that this place actually existed at this time - and here it is - unpolluted by tourism or the tacky side of religious decoration. The tunnel is amazing. You'll need your torch/flashlight, and you need to wear shoes that can get wet. Most of the time, the water was at knee level or below - a few times it reached to mid-thigh. It's totally pitch dark. Best to go with a group - and not be the person in front! Avoid the screaming school groups - just hold back at the tunnel entrance if needed to give them a head start. The echoes of screaming gets a bit annoying after awhile. Don't miss it. Located south of the old city, in the City of David part of town.

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Reviewed 18 May 2012

Take into account that at the entrance the water level is 70 cm, after that is only 20-30, an incredible experience

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Reviewed 17 May 2012

This is a no brainer for anyone interested in the bible or ancient history. Here you have a tunnel dug by King Hezekiah, King of Judea, to bring water into the city as a preparation for the Assyrian siege.

You get to walk through the tunnel for several hundred meters and come out at the very pool of Shiloach which was prepared by Hezekiah to store the water.

It is especially great in the summer when you get to cool off in the water.

Bring water shoes and clothing that you dont mind getting wet. There are lockers and bathrooms if you need to change.

3  Thank TourGuideAaron
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

really aren't-- thye are large and unintimidating, but really cool to see!

1  Thank michael p
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

It was an amazing tunnel. Make sure you avoid screaming singing school groups ,where it seems the normal thing to scream all the way through. Make sure out have a torch, there is no light all the way. Its 500 m. Long.

3  Thank David L
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