These massive fortifications date to the time of the divided kingdom of Israel. The gate complex was probably constructed by Jeroboam and strengthened by Ahab. The gate entrance is parallel to the city wall on the right. The city itself is buried in the tel (or mound) to the right, beyond the wall. The pavement in the foreground provided entry to the city and might have been the location of the town market. Just beyond the gate opening is the first chamber. Israelites would turn left and continue past the large tree, where additional chambers were located.


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Through the Roof
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