Hinnom Valley, Hebron st.

About the project

Suleiman the Magnificent built six public water fountains known as sabils to provide water for drinking and ritual cleansing to Jerusalem’s residents and pilgrims. The Sabil of Suleiman the Magnificent was built in 1536 for wayfarers on the Jerusalem-Bethlehem Road above Sultan’s Pool, today the site of the Merrill Hassenfeld Amphitheater. The sabil features a carved niche with an inscription that testifies that Sultan Suleiman “ordered the building of this blessed fountain.” In 1978, the Jerusalem Foundation supported the restoration of this and two other Turkish drinking fountains.

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