Jerusalem is a beautiful place. But what makes it even more beautiful is the rich history in every stone and in every step you take. Especially – if you go underground. You have to check out these ancient Jerusalem discoveries!
Ancient Jerusalem Discoveries
Archaeologists are constantly making new discoveries about Jerusalem. But what’s even more unbelievable is that what they discover often matches Bible descriptions as well. We are talking about discoveries from THOUSANDS of years ago!
The Talmud says that 10 measures of beauty are in this world. Nine are in Jerusalem, and the rest of the world only has one measure. When you come to Jerusalem and discover its ancient stones filled with history, you can see how beautiful it truly is.
Check out Jerusalem’s ancient cistern! Jerusalem had a water supply that provided water to the ancient city. The Gihon spring provided water for the entire city of Jerusalem. Today, archaeologists unearthed the spring. This spring goes back more than 3,000 years!
King David was the first King of Jerusalem. He wasn’t the first Jewish King. Saul was. But King David established the first united Jewish kingdom in Jerusalem in what would be called City of David. His son, King Solomon extended the kingdom way out into Syria and towards Egypt.
Battle for Water
Part of the story of the end of the first Jewish kingdom is described in the Bible, and the cistern plays a major role in the capture of Jerusalem. During the time of Hezekiah, major miracles occurred right in this area. The battle for the flow of water into Jerusalem was at the epicenter of the battle.
The National Water Carrier of Israel was one of the first projects of the modern State of Israel. In ancient times, this short but vital water carrier is what provided life to the Israelites in the City of David. Today, you can walk in it and literally feel history.