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Area M Podium Detail

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Area M Podium Detail
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Image looking down at the basalt stairs that are situated at the junction where the lower tell (upper half of picture) meets the upper tell (from where this picture was taken).   Note the podium where probably a cult object was placed.

Some believe that this is a gate area with a cult area.  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.

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.