About the Pool Where Water Was Collected for the Residents of JerusalemThe Shiloah Pool in Jerusalem is an ancient underground pool that collected water in winter. The water was collected from the near Kidron and Gihon springs. The water collection was used in ancient days, for drinking and everyday use.
The pool was built during the days of the First Temple, and steps were found that were added during the days of the Second Temple. In the water ditches that lead to it, archeologists found cooking pots, a lot of silver, that seems to have belonged to the Jewish residents of the city. They escaped through these ditches, a hiding place from the Romans during the Revolt and destruction of the Second Temple in the year 70 CE, while the Roman soldiers destroyed the city.