U.S. to Renovate Temple-Era Pools near Jerusalem

(AFP-Times of Israel) Solomon's Pools near Bethlehem, which provided water to Jerusalem around the time of the Second Temple, are to be restored under a $750,000 renovation funded by the U.S., officials said Tuesday. The three pools, built by Herod the Great, were key sources of water for the Temple and Jerusalem, according to archaeologists. "The Lower Aqueduct to Jerusalem, which the Hasmonean kings constructed more than 2,000 years ago in order to provide water to Jerusalem, operated intermittently until about 100 years ago," said Ya'akov Billig of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

2017-10-11 00:00:00

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