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Exterior Foundation
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View looking north along the eastern wall of the Donuktash.   The preserved portion of this foundation reaches to a height of about 15 ft. [4.6 m.]. This foundation wall is 335 ft. [102 m.] long — about the length of a football field!

The foundation seems to be composed of a hardened conglomerate of medium size pebbles.   “Donuktash” means “Frozen Stones!” In ancient times it was probably faced with marble.  Note how upper levels overhang the lower ones—a rather unusual building technique.

For a brief general description of the Donuktash Click Here