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In Jerusalem, found water supply 2000-year-old

A section of an underground aqueduct that distributed water throughout the city more than 2000 years ago was discovered in East Jerusalem.

According to the Israel Antiquities Authority, the discovery was made in the Umm Tuba quarter near the Har Homa district during the construction of a modern sewage line.

According to the head of the excavation, Yaakov Bilig, the underground aqueduct was built by the Hasmonean kings to supply the city with water and acted intermittently about a hundred years ago.

“The aqueduct starts from the Ein Eitam spring, near the Solomon catchments (Brehot Shlomo), south of Beit Lehem, and stretches for about 21 kilometers. Despite its dynamism, the water flows at a very slight incline, resulting in a drop of only one meter per kilometer of its length, ”said Bilig.

“Initially, water was supplied through an open canal, and about 500 years ago during the Ottoman period, terracotta pipes were installed inside the canal in order to better protect the water,” he added.

Bilig explained that at first the aqueduct passed through an open area, but with the expansion of Jerusalem in the modern era it was built up with several areas, such as Umm Tuba, Tzur-Baher, East Talpiot and Abu Tor.

“Since it was one of the main sources of water for Jerusalem, the rulers of the city took care of its preservation for 2000 years, until about a century ago it was replaced by a modern water supply system with electric pumps,” said Bilig.

“Because of its historical and archaeological significance, the Antiquities Authority is taking steps to prevent damage to the aqueduct and is working to keep some of the surviving sites open, explore and make them available to the general public,” he said.

According to him, the section of the aqueduct discovered at Umm Tuba has been studied, documented and closed again "for future generations."

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