A project initiated and executed by the Israel Antiquities Authority. Management and funding: Jerusalem Development Authority. A project carried out in cooperation with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Landscape architecture: Iris Tal Goldberg, from Raviv-Tal Environmental Architecture; Architect: Avi Mashiach, Israel Antiquities Authority, 2018
An opportunity to become acquainted with this beautiful spring (currently dry), which is one of a number of springs located in Nahal Refaim National Park, as well as the pastoral compound surrounding it. The spring is situated in an important archaeological site (Saint Philip) that began to evolve in the First Temple period. The tours will be led by the landscape architect, Iris Tal Goldberg, the Jerusalem district planner at the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, Zeev Hacohen, and the archaeologist, Dr. Yuval Baruch. While walking on the trails at the site, they will provide explanations about the area, the ancient water systems that were in use, the rare archaeological findings that were uncovered (including remnants of a villa from the Byzantine period), and the farming methods that developed at the site in different periods. Tour participants will also hear about the development works that were carried out in order to reconstruct the water and terrace farming systems.