The first aqueduct which fed the pools from the south was probably built by Herod the Great between 37 and 4 B.C.
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Ancient pools that provided water to Jerusalem around the time of Jesus are to be restored under a $750,000 renovation funded by the United States, officials said Tuesday.The first aqueduct which fed the pools from the south was probably built by Herod the Great between 37 and 4 B.C., the study showed.In the 2,000 years since, they have fallen into disrepair and only two of the three are full with water, with the oldest one in poor condition.High in the hills and with dry conditions much of the year, Jerusalem has suffered from water shortages throughout its history.
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