Mamilla Pool

Mamilla Pool is one of several ancient reservoirs that supplied water to the inhabitants of the Old City of Jerusalem. It is located outside the walls of the Old City about 700 yards northwest of Jaffa Gate in the centre of the Mamilla Cemetery.


Panoramic view of the pool in the Mamilla Cemetery, also identified with the Upper Gihon mentioned in Bible.


The Birket Mamilla, commonly called the Upper Pool of Gihon. Surrounded by Moslem tombs. In the background the Jaffa Gate is shown, with the Citadel on the right and the Anglican Church on the left.

Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. I, p. 102. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1881.

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