In David’s Jerusalem our travel through history begins by walking in the waters of the 8th century BCE. “Hezekiah’s Tunnel” was built when the city was defending its water by diverting its flow deep into the city with an impressive tunnel system. We go beneath the present day streets to discover the 2,000 year old Herodian mansions.
The Pool of Arches subterranean reservoir, a witness to the quality of construction and beauty of Moslem architecture is an underground water is still intact and full of water that can be explored in a. rowboat.
To really dig deep into the past, we go to Beit Guvrin, where thousands of underground caves date back to the time of the Phoenicians. Explore the caves, which served as storerooms, burial crypts and safe havens during the time of the Bar Kochba revolt against the Romans.
Our final stop is along he Gaza-Israel border where we will meet with a local resident to discuss what it was like living in underground shelters under the threat of Hamas tunnels