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Photo looking northwest at the "Podium Complex" that is situated at the junction where the lower tell (upper half of image) meets the upper tell (from where this picture was taken). Some believe that this is a gate area with a cult platform. The current excavators seem to believe that this area is part of a Late Bronze Age palace—the majority of which still needs to be excavated.
In the lower right are the basalt steps that were discovered years ago. On the left is the staircase that was discovered in 2018.
See the Times of Israel Large 3,500-year-old staircase hints at conquered Canaanite kingdom's grandeur, 24 July 2019.
Bechar, Shlomit. “How to Find the Hazor Archives (I Think),” Biblical Archaeology Review 43, no. 2 (2017): 55–60, 70.
Zuckerman, Sharon. "Where is the Hazor Archive Buried?" Biblical Archaeology Review, vol. 32, no. 2 (March/April, 2006):28–37.