SPECIAL GUEST, CITY OF DAVID TOUR
Eli Shukron, an Israeli archaeologist employed by the Israel Antiquities Authority has made several significant finds from the period of the Second Temple of Jerusalem. In 2004 he and archaeologist Ronny Reich excavated the Second Temple period Pool of Siloam, as well as excavating an ancient Jerusalem water channel that drained Jerusalem. Items discovered in the tunnel appear to confirm Josephus’s account of Jews using the sewer as a refuge and escape from the burning city. Among the finds was a rare half-shekel coin, and the priestly garment bell. Shukron and Reich also uncovered the ancient Jerusalem pilgrim road and discovered the legendary Citadel of David.