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Sign: Modi’in - Giv’at HaTitora - The Water

Giv’at HaTitora, Derech Yigal Alon, Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל רשות העתיקות
סמל מיתוג של עיריית מודיעין מכבים רעות

המתקנים השכיחים ביותר בעת העתיקה בארץ ישראל לאספקת מים ולאגירתם היו בורות חצובים בסלע או בנויים, שבהם נאגרו מי הגשמים. הבורות התמלאו בחודשי החורף ושימשו לצורכי היום-יום במהלך השנה.

בתיתורה נמצאו עשרות בורות מים אשר נחצבו לאורך התקופות וסיפקו מים לבתים הפרטיים, למקוואות, לחוות ולמתקנים החקלאיים. חשיבות רבה נודעה לקרבת הבורות למקוואות ולמתקני חקלאות מתקופת בית שני, עת הקפידו התושבים היהודים על הלכות הטהרה באורח החיים היומיומי ובייצור התוצרת החקלאית.
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The exhibit is part of the archeological garden at Givat Hatitora Click for sign's details

One of the cisterns was photographed by the same photographer that day Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Israel Antiquities Authority
Branding symbol of the Modiin Maccabim Reut Municipality

The Water
The most common installations in ancient times in the Land of Israel for water supply and storage were rock-hewn or built pits, in which rainwater was stored. The pits were filled during the winter months and used for day-to-day needs throughout the year.

Dozens of cisterns that were hewn throughout the periods and supplied water to the private homes, mikvahs, farms and agricultural facilities were found in its excavation. The proximity of pits to mikvahs and agricultural installations from the Second Temple period was of great importance, when the Jewish residents adhered to the laws of purity in daily life and in the production of agricultural produce.

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