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MB II Gate - Detail
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View looking south at the significant remains of the Middle Bronze II gate found along the northern rampart of Ashqelon.

The gate was made of mud bricks and was 12 ft. [3.5 m.] high and 8 ft. [2.4 m] wide.   The gate dates to approximately 1900–1750 B.C.   The only comparable structure discovered in Israel is an intact Middle Bronze II gate found at Tel Dan in northern Israel.

This picture was taken from outside of this city gate.

This image courtesy of Jerry Hawkes.