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Students descending down a steep diagonal portion of the shaft that leads down to the horizontal tunnel. The stairs (183!) and railings are of course modern.
This system is located on the western side of
Evidently the Israelite king Ahab (874–853 B.C.) constructed this system. The purpose was to ensure that the inhabitants of
This image courtesy of Jerry Hawkes.
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