The Israelite water system (Hazor)

The Hazor water system dates to the 9th century BC and was used until the final destruction of the Israelite city in the 8th century BC. The width of the rock-hewn steps leading down to the water suggest that water was brought up by pack animals descending and ascending simultaneously. Hazor was an ancient Canaanite and Israelite city located in the north of modern day Israel. Recent archaeological excavations have revealed how important this city was in antiquity. [The Hazor Excavations]

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