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Water System in Tel Megiddo

Getting water is a problem for this fortress. The only spring lies outside the fortress walls. In the 9th century BCE, King Ahab constructed a massive water system with a 30 meter deep shaft and a 70 meter long tunnel. 

 
stairs leading down to Ahad's shaft

 
deep shaft

 
a deep deep shaft

 
the tunnel connect Ahad's shaft and the springs

 
This tunnel was hewn from both ends at the same time (like Hezekiah's Tunnel) and its builders were only one foot off when meeting in the middle.

 
staircase leading up to the surface at the spring

 
the underground spring outside the walls of Megiddo

 
exit from the underground water system outside the walls of Tel Megiddo

 

 

| 29 November 2012|

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