Water Installations in the Garden and “Conspicuous Consumption” of Water.

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The writer describes the excavations at Ramat Rạhel, focusing on the past population's sophisticated water system and management. Despite the absence of a permanent and reliable water source on the hill site at Ramat Rạhel, the site's inhabitants managed to maintain a well-tended garden with pools, Second Temple ritual baths, and a Roman bathhouse. Excavations revealed various water-collecting installations, including at least three water pools, three well-built water tunnels, stone-carved drains, and, possibly, an underground reservoir.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-29
Number of pages4
JournalNear Eastern Archaeology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2011


  • Ramat Rahel (Israel)
  • Israel
  • Israeli history
  • Water supply
  • History
  • Hydraulic engineering -- Israel -- History


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