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Hezekiah's Tunnels, Jerusalem

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Contact: +972 625 8844 (Tourist Information)
Open Hours: Summer: Su-Th 8a-7p, F 8a-4p; Winter: Su-Th 8a-5p, F 8a-2p
In 696 BC, Hezekiah's men built these tunnels to cut off the water flow into Jerusalem and lead a revolt against the ruling Assyrians. The actions taken by the Judeans are recorded numerous times in Biblical writings. Now, visitors can explore these water-filled tunnels and examine the chisel marks on the walls made by the laborers. Bring flashlights or candles because there is no light in the tunnel. Not suitable for children as the water can reach a depth of four feet and the ceiling is less than five feet in places.