The Gihon Spring, the only perennial spring in Jerusalem, is located at the foot of the hill of the City of David. As it is outside the ancient city, it was fortified in a manner that only recently became clear: a long corridor, flanked by very thick walls, led from the city to the spring. It is uncertain, though, if it was roofed or left open in a small enclosure. From the spring a rock-cut channel carried water to an enormous pool, also hewn out of the rock and fortified by thick walls. From here an aqueduct continued southward to the Pool of Siloam. The whole project was carried out in the eighteenth century BCE, at a time when the city was flourishing.
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