Warren's Shaft


Useful Information

Location: Jerusalem, Old City.
Open:  
Fee: Adults US$1, Students US$ 0.65.
Classification:  Water Supply
Light: electric.
Dimension:  
Guided tours:  
Photography:  
Accessibility:  
Bibliography:  
Address:  
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.
Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:55:52 $

History

 
1860sdiscovered by Charles Warren.
1980sexcavations.

Description

This was built by the Jebusites to ensure their water supply during a siege. It is just inside their city's defence wall and this is possibly where Joab entered the City of David (2 Samuel 5:8. 1 Chronicles 11:6). About 100 meters down from the entrance to the City of David excavation, a small museum features photos of the excavation work with explanation of the water situation as it used to be. A spiral stair case leads to a tunnel extending into a shaft.


Text by Tony Oldham (2004). With kind permission.


See also


Main Index | Israel | Jerusalem
Last updated Terms of Use, © Jochen Duckeck.