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New Testament Pool of Siloam 1
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View looking down and southeast at the recent excavations of the Pool of Siloam.

To the left (north) of the wooden staircase note the line of stone stairs that lead down.  To the right (south) of the ladder the northwest corner of the pool is visible-on several levels!  This is a very significant portion of the excavation as this corner marks an important boundary of the pool.

The descent into the pool from left (north) to right (south) seems to be three steps, platform, three steps, platform, three steps, and the the bottom(?) of the pool in the shadow just right of center.

Details are visible by enlarging the image.

The pool may be associated with the “Pool of Siloam” mentioned in John 9:7—to which Jesus sent a blind man to wash a mud mixture from his eyes.

John Seligman and Eli Shukrun who were checking the area prior to a public works project in the area discovered the pool in the summer of 2004.

This image (October 2004) is courtesy of Ken Dawes.