An astonishing discovery by the architect working on the hotel refurbishment in the 1980's. Eighteen meters below ground level they found completely buried but in tact five deep immersion pools known as a 'mikva' that the Jewish women used for purification. Our guide who also works at the hotel gave a 15 minute talk on how the baths were discovered and how they were used. It was fascinating and it is the only Byzantine style baths like this in the world. It was dark and so cool down there and the water continues to flow into the baths and has to be pumped out even though the Jews at the time managed to work out the perfect balance between the water flowing in and out. It's a very unusual place and well worth a visit. It cost 5 euros each.
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