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View looking west at the area of the “Solomonic Gate” on the south side of the mound of Gezer along with portions of the city wall of Gezer. The area on the right (north) side of the image is inside the city, while the area on the far left (south) is outside of the city.
If you look carefully, you will notice that stone foundation walls on one side of the gate are matched by foundation walls on the other side of the gate. There were actually three rooms on each side of the gate — yielding a total of six “rooms” in the gate area.
In the upper portion of the image the sandbags outline the recent excavations of Steven Ortiz to the west of the gate. These excavations should help clarify the nature of the wall that is attached to the gate, and possibly clarify the date of the gate.
This picture was taken in late March.
For a brief description of Gezer, its biblical significance, and a map Click Here.