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.