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Warren’s Shaft

Past Excavation
1860 - 1870

The first archaeological excavation at the City of David took place in 1867. Charles Warren, entered through the Gihon Spring and then continued to crawl through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. There he discovered a shaft that rises to the upper tunnel,  the Ancient water system that has been called the “Warren’s Shaft System” ever since (Bieberstein, Bloedhorn 1994: 183-184, 179-180). Though Warren published various finds from the upper tunnel, it does not appear that he excavated extensively  in the earth that had accumulated within the water system. 


Charles Warren

In 1867, Sir Charles Warren, of the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF), was the first researcher to excavate the City of David. He discovered sections of the city’s underground...
Warrens Shaft
Excavations Location 

 Following is the location of the dig on the map

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Metal Pails, Pickaxe & Pipe

These finds were discovered during the 1990’s by Ronny Reich & Eli Shukron in one of the passageways of the underground water system in the City of David.
Warrens shaft

Warrens shaft

Warrens shaft in the City of David
Warrens Shaft

Warrens Shaft

Warrens Shaft

Warrens Shaft

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