A historic biblical site believed to be where Jesus healed a blind man ,was fully excavated for the first time and will be opened to the general public.
The Israel Antiquities Authority, the Israel National Parks Authority and the City of David Foundation announced the initiation of the excavation of the Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem.
“The Pool of Siloam in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem is a site of historic, national, and international significance. After many years of expectation, we will soon begin uncovering this important site and make it accessible to the millions of visitors and tourists who visit Jerusalem every year,” Jerusalem Mayor, Moshe Lion said in a statement.
Visitors will be allowed to view the excavation of the historic site. Within a few months, tourists can access the entire pool, traveling in the footsteps of the pilgrims that purified themselves at the pool on their journey to the Holy Temple.
The tourist route will begin at the southernmost point of the City of David and end at the Western Wall.