Friday, May 25, 2012

Hezekiah's Tunnel

I am still catching up on a few Israel posts that I don't want to miss remembering!

One of those was visiting the city of David, which is the oldest established neighborhood in Jerusalem, and the site where King David built his palace and established his capital.  This is the ridge where he built his palace and ruled from.

And this is where the underground tunnels begin that were built to provide an aqueduct that would supply Jerusalem with water during the time of a siege in Hezekiah's day.

You can now walk down through those tunnels, which is totally a cool experience! Water is still running in those tunnels, up to your thigh in some places! So we went in knowing we'd get wet, which was actually a lot of fun.

The picture above is deceiving because actually it is completely dark in there! You have to bring a flashlight so you can find your way through those narrow tunnels which can feel pretty claustrophobic during the 35 or so minutes you're in there!

Seven of us from our group went down in the tunnels, singing and laughing our way through, thinking up every "water" song we could think of!

Think, "I've got a river of life flowing out of me..."!!

It was one of those very memorable moments in Israel!

**Thanks to Caleb for all the photos of this experience!

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