Jerusalem, Israel Occupied Palestine
Coordinates: 31.770556, 35.235000
The Pool of Siloam refers to a rock-cut pool on the southern slope of Wadi Hilweh, considered by some archaeologists to be the original site of Jerusalem, located outside the walls of the Old City to the southeast.
This is the spot where (according to christian tradition) Hz. Isa عليه اسلام healed a man’s blindness who was blind from the birth.
This pool was discovered in 2004. Up until then, a much smaller pool northwest had benn regarded as the Pool of Siloam.
The account of healing the blindness of the man has been considered as the longest narratives of any of the miracles of Hz. Isa عليه اسلام.
There was a man who was blind since birth. Hz. Isa عليه اسلام was passing by a saw him.
He spat on the ground, made mud with his saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes. “Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam,” he said. The man did as he was told, and he was able to see.
The pool rediscovered in 2004 had been destroyed by the Roman conquerors around CE 70 and gradually covered by debris.
Note: Some of the information in this article comes from Christians sources.