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View looking down into the huge grain silo that was found on the south side of
Note the staircase that leads down into the silo — descending from upper center to lower right. There is a similar staircase on the opposite side of the silo that reaches the lower portion of the silo in the lower left portion of the image — evidently workers would descend one side and ascend the other.
The silo is 36 ft. [11 m.] in diameter and 23 ft. [7 m.] deep. It has been calculated that it could hold 588 cubic yards [450 cubic meters] of grain. William Holladay has estimated that its contents could feed 300–350 horses for 130–150 days!
On the other hand it may have held supplies for the inhabitants of
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Image courtesy or Reinhold Buxbaum.