The history of the Gih{dot below}on spring in Jerusalem

Ronny Reich, Eli Shukron

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The perennial spring at the eastern side of ancient Jerusalem is identified with the biblical Gih{dot below}on and is frequently mentioned in the documents. Its history is summarized in the light of new archaeological data. Associated ceramics from several periods have been recovered, but explanations are proposed for three gaps in the archaeological record, which are marked by a complete absence of ceramic evidence during the Late Bronze Age and Iron I, Persian and Early Hellenistic, and the Byzantine to Crusader periods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-223
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Archaeology


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