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View of one of the stone feeding, or watering, mangers that were found at Megiddo.  Note the carved indentation on the top of the stone into which feed and/or water was placed.  Note also the hole carved into the top of the vertical stone at the far end of the trough.  Evidently, pack animals could be tethered here while they were being loaded and unloaded.

Today none of the storerooms (stables to some) are visible for they have been completely removed in excavations.  To see an artist’s reconstruction of one of these click here and note number 2 on the labeled model of Megiddo.  In addition, note the storerooms that were found at Beersheba.

The structures with which the mangers were associated have been variously dated to the days of Solomon (970–931 B.C.) or Ahab (874–853 B.C).  Functionally, they have been interpreted as stables, storerooms, barracks, commercial centers, etc.!

For a brief description of Israelite Megiddo and a map Click Here.