Amygdalon, or Jazz by the almond tree

'Amygdalon' by Nizar M. Halloun © Attribution Non commercial Share Alike

Nizar M. Halloun | May 2, 2014 | Travel

Joseph ben Matityahu, or Flavius Josephus after his defection, referred to Hezekiah’s Pool or the Pool of the Patriarch’s Bath, Birkat Hammām el-Batrak in Arabic, as Amygdalon, meaning ‘almond tree’.  In the Amygdalon the UNESCO held a concert for the International Jazz Day, the stage was set on one of its corners, overseen by galleries and boxes that served in ordinary times as balconies over, what has been in the past, a vast reservoir.

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