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Palace/Temple (2)
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View looking at the northwestern corner of the acropolis palace/temple. The two large stones, left and right of center, are carved stones – maybe of Egyptian design – are two of the five bases that supported columns that supported the roof of the structure.

The function of this large building is disputed – it may have originally been a palace and later turned into a temple. The building is built of large uncut local limestone. Its walls are about 6.5 ft. [2 m.] thick.

This building is of typical Early Bronze Age "broad house" design. This is called a "broad house" design because the door is located on the long wall of the building – it is about 82 ft. [25 m.] long. For an example of an Early Bronze Age "broad house" from Arad Click Here.

For a Map and brief commentary on et-Tell (Ai?) Click Here.