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View looking down at a small portion of the pool that Reich and Shukron are excavating. The pool is about 30 ft. [9.1 m.] below the point from which this picture was taken. It is estimated that the pool measures 22 x 10 ft. [6.7 x 3 m.].
Probably a wooden platform was built over the pool. Those who had descended through the “diagonal tunnel” would have stood on the platform, lowering their sacks into the pool, drawing them up, and then walking back through the “diagonal tunnel” to the interior of the city of Jerusalem.