City of David

 

A lot of what we saw yesterday had to do with King David.  The Tower of David, The City of David and the Canaanite Tunnel.  This is a small statue of David.

A lot of what we saw yesterday had to do with King David. The Tower of David, The City of David and the Canaanite Tunnel. This is a small statue of David.

 

Here is a larger statue of King David.

Here is a larger statue of King David.

The Tomb of King David, with a women's side to pray and a men's side.  They would come up to the men who were visiting, bless them and ask for money.

The Tomb of King David, with a women’s side to pray and a men’s side. They would come up to the men who were visiting, bless them and ask for money.

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Entrance to the City of David.

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Excavation under the City.

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Steep descent into the tunnel. Much more difficult for us old people.  Hard on our knees.  (the young guys–no problem).  Thankful I wore my sturdy tennis shoes and not my cute flats or I would NOT have made it. At the bottom of the descent you have a choice to go thru the Canaanite Tunnel or the Tunnel of Hezekiah, (with water to walk thru), which he built to prepare for an Assyrian assault to bring water to the city and keep the enemy outside from having access to it. 3 of us chose the Canaanite Tunnel and Rory, the Aussie, took the wet one.

The Canaanite Tunnel used by David to capture the City.

The Canaanite Tunnel used by David to capture the City. Reminded me of Carlsbad Caverns.

Used by warriors in the past, now by a woman.  I'd better watch the carbs or I won't get thru here next time.

Used by warriors in the past, now by a woman. I’d better watch the carbs or I won’t get thru here next time.

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