View of the grotto and the well head that is located under the altar area of the Greek Orthodox Church (ca. 1934). The "well" is actually an underground spring some 72 ft. [22 m.] deep.
Tradition has it, that this is the spot where Jesus, at mid-day, met the Samaritan woman who had come to draw water (John 4).
To view this area in 2009 Click Here. Not too much has changed (note the same floor tiles!) except the addition of a variety of newer icons!
This picture is from the Matson Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, call number LC-M32-A[P&P].