Hershel Shanks

Ronny Reich was the first to identify the steps as part of the Pool of Siloam from the time of Jesus. Now the leading archaeologist specializing in Jerusalem, Reich worked with the late Nahman Avigad in the Old City’s Jewish Quarter and has also dug at the western wall of the Temple Mount. His excavations at the Gihon Spring have revolutionized our understanding of the city’s ancient water supply system.