The spring flows into an underground chamber with arches, which serves as an ancient collecting system. The purpose of the site was to store water for drinking and to transport the rest of the water to the agricultural crops, through a tunnel to an external water reservoir, and from there to the ditches.
You can reach the spring by walking down the steps. In its roof, there is an opening that lets the light in during the day. A 17-meter-long shaft emerges from the underground pool that leads to the outdoor swimming pool, once used as a ritual bath.
The building next to the pool is dated to the Ottoman period and belonged to Jama’a Sheikh Mahmoud al-Ajami. It contained a prayer niche that faced Mecca, evidence of a house of prayer.
The prayer structure was built on the remains of an ancient building from the Roman-Byzantine period.
Entrance to the site is free of charge and without limitation of hours.
The place is suitable for a picnic and KKL-JNF prepared the place for travelers and has provided them with tables and benches, a parking lot for cars, rehabilitated the agricultural stairs, planted orchard trees, and woodland trees in addition to the ones that grew there naturally.
Wheelchair accessible? No,
Is there a parking? Yes,
Is it sutable for children? Yes.
Attraction Type: Archaeology and History, Region: Judea and Samaria, Address: Ein Kobi (Find more Archaeology and History in Israel: Judea and Samaria)