Vatican, 07 January, 2023 / 6:46 pm (ACI Africa).
The excavation site of the Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem, the place where Jesus restored sight to a blind man, will be open to the public for the first time.
The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), the Israel National Parks Authority, and the City of David Foundation announced the start of excavations that will allow the complete exposure of the Pool of Siloam.
Visitors will be able to see the stage of the excavation of the pool that in the coming months will form part of the tourist route from the City of David to the Western Wall of Jerusalem.
According to the Old Testament, the Pool of Siloam was built during the reign of King Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:20).
The pool is the site of one of the most famous miracles performed by Jesus.