Solomon's Pools, Bethlehem

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Solomon's Pools (Arabic: برك سليمان‎, Burak Suleīmān, Solomon's Pools, or in short el-Burak, the pools; Hebrew: בריכות שלמה‎, Breichot Shlomo) are three ancient reservoirs located in the south-central West Bank, immediately to the south of al-Khader, about 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) southwest of Bethlehem, near the road to Hebron. Although the site was traditionally associated with King Solomon, scholars today believe the pools to be much younger, with the oldest part dating to the 2nd century BCE.
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  • sure - this is quite an important place to visit - as its effectively an engineering monument which shows how good water supply was in ancient times. The true place is nice for pick nick - but the...  more »
  • We walked to Solomon's Pools today. The walk takes you through a light industrial area. The pools themselves are fenced off for repairs. There is a children's playground near the second pool. Behind.....  more »
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  • Solomon's Pools is a must visit site while travelling in Bethlehem area. These pools used to provide water for Jerusalem, considering the fact that it was about 2000 years ago when such a unique water-system was built, one can appreciate the significance of this site.
  • Great place to visit by anyone interested in Palestine's history. Water reservoirs built by Muslim ruler Suleiman the Magnificent around 1500s.

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