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View looking down the shaft of the Israelite water system at Hazor. The system seems to have been built during the ninth century B.C. — during the reign of Omri or Ahab. This shaft descends 62 ft. [19 m.]. Some of the original stairs are still in place.

This system was constructed so as to descend to the water table — where water collected — so that the residents of the citadel were not dependent upon external water sources during times of siege.

It leads to the entrance of a diagonal underground tunnel — Click Here.

For a map and a brief introduction to Hazor Click Here.