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Atlas Obscura You Can Row a Boat Through This Ancient Underground Reservoir

This ancient reservoir offers explorers an unusual experience: the opportunity to row a boat within a 1,200-year-old underground wonder. Gliding across the water is a fantastic way to admire the massive stone pillars that rise to meet a high ceiling of elegant arches.

The Pool of Arches (also called the Pool of St. Helena and the Pool of Goats) was originally built as an underground reservoir in 789 to supply water to the residents of Ramla. According to Christian tradition, St. Helena ordered its construction. And its other name, Pool of Goats, is also fitting, as the four-legged beasts used the cistern in the past.

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