While in Jerusalem between the two weeks of the dig we visited the City of David and walked through the water system.
On this trip I decided to walk through the older Canaanite Tunnel instead of Hezekiah’s Tunnel. I have been through Hezekiah’s tunnel a couple of times, so decided that it was time to again take the dry route. I had gone through the Canaanite Tunnel on my first trip to Jerusalem.
There were some spots that were a bit tight. I even had to turn sideways at one place to make it through.
After exiting the tunnel I went and met the rest of the group who had walked through the wet route of Hezekiah’s Tunnel. Here you can see how deep the water was. You do have to walk with your knees bent in parts of the very dark tunnel so the water level is not quite as high as shown here.
It is an experience to go through Hezekiah’s Tunnel, and perhaps on my next trip I will take the wet route again. It will all depend on who I am with and how I feel that day 🙂