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SOLOMON’S POOLS consist of three rectangular reservoirs arranged consecutively. Part of an ancient water system designed to collect water for use in Jerusalem and Herodium, the pools were fed by local springs, rainwater and aqueducts. The ‘Arrub aqueduct built by Pontius Pilate brought water to the reservoirs from the hills south of Bethlehem. Pilate’s expenditure of Temple money, however, reportedly sparked popular outrage and led to bloodshed. This complex water system remained in use for two millennia.