The Kidron Valley
The Kidron Valley has always served as the eastern geographic and municipal border of the City of David and Jerusalem. The Kidron Valley begins in the Sanhedria Neighbourhood and finishes its journey by running into the Dead Sea. In First Temple times the Kidron Valley was particularly fertile because of its large amount of sedimentary soil, the plentiful heat in the area and the abundance of water along the riverbed. Over the years the sediment continues to accumulate so that today its level is 18 metres higher than its original level.