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MB I Tombs
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Photo Comments

View looking northwest. When the "Alon Road" was being constructed in the 1970’s, the construction workers cut through the hillside of Dhahr Mirzbaneh exposing a side, "cut-away," view of a number of Middle Bronze I (2200-2000 B.C.) tombs.

A typical MB I tomb consisted of a vertical shaft cut into the rock, 4 to 9 ft. [1.2 to 3m.] deep. At the bottom of the shaft one or more chambers radiated from it. Usually only one person was placed in each chamber.

A perfect "cut-away" view of such a tomb is visible on the left side of the image. The shaded semi-circular area is a tomb chamber, and to its left the "cut-away" outline of a vertical shaft (partially filled with rubble) is visible.

On the right side of the image more exposed tomb chambers are visible.

For a detailed view of an MB I tomb Click Here.

For a map and a brief description of Dhahr Mirzbaneh Click Here.