Hezekiah’s Tunnel

 

In view of the danger of siege by Assyrian armies, Hezekiah had a tunnel built to the pool of Siloam so that the city couldn’t be starved out from lack of water.  It of course worked during the siege of Sennacherib around 722 BC.

 

Just a couple pictures. 

 

The descent…

 

 

 

 

Here’s a back shot of Greg Mervine who was in front of me in the tunnel:

 

 

The darkness…

 

 

 

What we were walking in  sometimes it was up to waste high for some of the others… By the way, I didn’t mean to take the picture, but sometimes I held the red light too long…

 

 

Here’s a self-shot in the tunnel.  I was using the red light on my wife’s camera for lighting throughout, thankfully, as no one around me had a flashlight.  It took about thirty minutes to get through the thing.

 

 

And the pool of Siloam at the end:

 

You can see the ever smiling Charlie Alcock…