Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Hazor 2010 Season Report

The archaeologists working at Tel Hazor have posted a brief summary of the 2010 season results.  Work was focused on a large structure similar to Yadin’s stable/storehouse complex.

The whole area [M] is divided by seven parallel wide walls, about one meter wide each, running through the area from west to east (Fig. 1). It appears that these walls belong to two large buildings, similar in plan to the Three Halls Structures known from Yadin’s excavations and the renewed excavations in area A-2. The two buildings share a common wall with a 4 meters wide entrance in its center, and thus form one administrative complex of unparalleled size at Hazor and even elsewhere in the period.

The archaeologists conclude that this one functioned as a storehouse.  The report mentions the basalt workshop and cuneiform tablet and includes several good photographs of Area M.

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