Solomon's Pools, taken by Leila Sansour, 2004

This is a digital image of Solomon's Pools taken by filmmaker Leila Sansour. <div><br></div><div>These pools are located in the south-central West Bank, to the south of the village 'al-Khader'.The pools date back to Roman times, in which a series of natural springs filled the three reservoirs, supplying water to Jerusalem. In the 20th century, the pools were used for irrigating crops.Today the water reaches only to Bethlehem. </div><div><br></div><div>This image exists as part of the Solomon's Pools collection within the Leila Sansour project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.</div><div><br></div><div>This is the first image of a small sample from the archive that will be released in full in 2018.<br></div><div><br></div><div><div><div>For more information about the archive visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/history/bethlehem/archive</div><div><br></div></div>To view the entire collection, please click on the following link:<br></div>