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Current Excavations in Jerusalem’s Hinnom Valley
This entry was posted in Archaeology, Hinnom Valley, Jerusalem Antiquities, Photography and tagged aqueducts, Hinnom Valley, Jerusalem. Bookmark the permalink.
So glad to see these pictures, Tom!
This morning Reshet Bet news told of the discovery of Mamluk arches that had been covered in the 19th century, in a salvage dig before planned work by the Gihon company.
Great article Tom, I especially appreciated the pics!
An Israeli media source states today, 11 May 2010: “The Israel Antiquities Authority, in cooperation with the Nature and Parks Authority, is working to expose the entire length of the arched bridge. It plans to conserve and integrate it in the framework of the overall development of the Sultan’s Pool, as part of underscoring the importance of the water supply to Jerusalem in ancient times.” So, there you go… A pleasant surprise.
Nice item, and an interesting website.
Coincidentally, I posted a story on this yesterday with quotes and photos: http://www.davebrianbender.com
Another news source (see previous comment) says: “Zelinger [the IAA archaeologist] said the IAA is negotiating with the city to uncover another seven arches that appear in the 19th-century photos of the area, before it was covered over by later construction… The massive hewn-stone Sultan’s Pool lies directly to the south, and now serves as a popular concert venue. ‘Right now, we’ll stop, since the summer is the time for all the concerts here and we can’t continue all our excavations. Hopefully, in the coming winter we’ll find a fountain and we will have the opportunity to continue and open all the bridge,’ Zelinger said.” (I’m not sure what the “fountain” connection is, unless one is mentioned in the inscription or in other sources.)
One more thing: The historic photo included in my post appears in Dan Bahat’s Illustrated Atlas of Jerusalem published by Carta (1990, 1996), p. 110. That work credits the photo simply as: “Courtesy of A. Grozow”.
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Thanks for the article… Is the dig open to volunteers and in need of extra help? Thanks
I think not. These IAA rescue/salvage digs usually make use of paid laborers or local university students. It sounds from press notices like the two small trenches with the aqueduct sections will not be explored further ’til next winter.
I have sometimes wondered whether the above quote from Sukenik and Zuta about “the water pipe on the bridge” (which I perhaps did not see in the original, in context) might not actually refer to the modern road bridge just below the Sultan’s Pool. There is, after all, a 16th-century Ottoman sabeel, a public drinking fountain, in the center of that bridge to this day. I’m sure, however, that the fountain must have been supplied by a spur conduit from one side of the valley or the other. The main aqueduct could not have passed over the lower bridge, as the resulting level would have been too low– the water would never have gotten to where it was going!
TOM POWERS / Waynesville, NC