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Sacred Courtyard
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View looking northwest at the "standing stone" that stood in the courtyard of the "Fortress Temple."   The major stone is located on the right side of the image.  Beyond it, above the center of the image, another "standing stone" is visible.

The gate, like the associated Cyclopean Wall, dates to the end of the Middle Bronze Age (ca. 1650-1550 BC) and continued in use during the Late Bronze Age.

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