Archaeology (2006)

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Field A at the end of the season with several phases of early Iron Age remains and curving perimeter wall from early Iron 1, turning toward a gate complex

Field A Perimeter Wall

Remains of a late Iron 1 building, mostly removed to expose early Iron 1 remains beneath it

Field A Late Iron 1 Building

View from the north of the southern terminal wall and pier of `Umayri's early Iron 1 gateway, which will become more clear with the removal of later walls to the east

Field A Gateway

View from the west of the southern terminal wall and pier of the early Iron 1 gateway, showing the massive wall stone weighing 1.1 tons

Field A Gateway

Final 2006 photo of Field B's LB palace/temple complex, from the east

Field B Building from East

Final 2006 photo of the LB palace/temple complex, from the north, showing the cultic niche on the right and the entryway on the left

Field B Building from North

Final 2006 photo of the LB palace/temple complex, from the west

Field B Building from West

Final 2006 photo of the LB palace/temple complex, from the south, atop the partially restored early Iron 1 four-room house

Field B Building from South

Entryway into the LB palace/temple complex, with steps leading down into the entry hall and up to a second story

Field B Building Entry

The southern half of the LB palace/temple sanctuary, showing plaster presentation altar in front of cultic niche

Field B Building Sanctuary

Doorway view of presentation altar and cultic niche of LB palace/temple

Field B Building Altar

Field H at the end of 2006, with the removal of much of the late Iron 1/early Iron 2 paved sacred precinct

Field H

Early Iron Age domestic building in Field H, beneath the late Iron 1/early Iron 2 paved surface

Field H Iron Age Building

Field L at the end of the 2006 season, showing Hellenistic structures over earlier, Iron Age walls, with recent excavations at the top of the photo

Field L from West

Field L excavations in 2006, showing Hellenistic walls and Iron Age remains

Field L Excavations in 2006

Field L with exposed walls, the lower ones of massive stones from the early Iron Age

Field L Iron Age Walls

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