New Section of Herodian Channel opens in City of David

Yesterday I had some folks visiting the City of David, and we discovered an additional section of the cleared Herodian drainage channel (sounds better than ‘sewer’!) newly open to visitors. It had only opened three days before, on Sunday, we were told. Whereas until now visitors had to exit the channel halfway up Ir David Street, they can now continue on as far as the Givati parking lot excavation area, near the head of the street and not far outside Dung Gate. The following sign calls the entire ascent a ‘road’ — they were shooting for ’route’, I believe — but most of it is in fact a drainage channel.

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