Miklat - Underground Community Shelter - 2010 GPR Study
Mixed in with the ancient sites in Jerusalem are many
community bomb shelters; such a shelter is known in Hebrew as a "miklat".
Since many of these are underground and generally not in use, it affords
an opportunity amidst a busy urban center to examine with GPR (ground
penetrating radar) areas well beneath the surface. In one such area we
were able to do a 200 MHz survey which could "look" beneath the level of
usual city noise down to about 15 meters deep.
In June 2010, led by Dr. Jessie Pincus of Texas A&M, our survey team
acquired GPR data in a small community shelter not far from
many tourist sites such as the Burnt House, the Wohl Museum,
the Siebenberg Museum, and others where Temple Period archaeological
sites have been excavated. Below is a view 10-12 meters deep (about
30-36 feet) where a clear signal lets us see anomalies well below
street level. Tied in with other known facts (for example see this street map) the puzzle of the
unknown history of the Old City can be further analyzed.
Post-processing analysis will reveal a more complete
explanation of the anomalies that can be seen, which will be elsewhere
First Look GPR View of Miklat - Underground Community Shelter
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