ISRAEL PHOTOS V -- Spring 2011
In the Roman era lower city of Jerusalem was the Pool of Siloam. For years it was presumed the Byzantine era pool at the exit of Heziekiah's water tunnel was Siloam. More recent excavations have shown a larger pool to the south of the first pool as the location of Siloam. The pool has been partially excavated as a property line divides the north part from the south. The Greek Church owns the southern unexcavated portion.
View to the East--Siloam, April 2011
Siloam -- View to the west. Entrance to Herodian Street excavations in background, April 2011
Herodian Street leading down to Siloam, April 2011
Drain cover over Roman era culvert
The Gospel of John Chapter 9 recorded a blind man received his sight at the Pool of Siloam. Today modern medical procedures have also given sight to the blind.
According to an archaeologist on the site there were pottery and coins dating to about 70 AD found in the drainage channel leading down towards the city wall at Siloam. Josephus wrote about the city under Roman siege and the occupants sneaking through the city wall by way of a drainage tunnel in order to forage for wild herbs.
WIND STORMS ON LAKE TIBERIAS
PETER'S VISION AT JOPPA
GIANT WILD MUSTARD IN ISRAEL
PERCHED ON MUSTARD BRANCHES
MARONITE CHURCH CLIFF
MORE CLIFF PHOTOS
RECENT EXCAVATIONS AT THE POOL OF SILOAM
RECENT EXCAVATIONS AT MAGDALA