Mary's Well is a modern public fountain in Nazareth built over a well that has been in public use since ancient times. It is fed by Mary's Spring, which runs under the altar of the nearby Orthodox Church of St. Gabriel.
What to See at Mary's Well
The structure seen today was is a 1960s reconstruction of a well-house from the 19th century and stands over the ancient public well possibly used by Mary. Today, water no longer flows to Mary's Well.
Recent excavations have uncovered possible Byzantine and especially Crusader-era tunnels running from the well to houses in the area. Pottery from the 2nd century AD was also found here.
Mary's Well is located at the northern end of Rehov Masqobia, near St. Gabriel's Church.
Quick Facts on Mary's Well
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- Eva Marie Emerson, Falling Into The Bible, Part 2: Mary's Well - Crosswalk.com
- Photos of Mary's Well - here on Sacred Destinations
Map of Mary's Well, Nazareth
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