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Middle Bronze Wall 1
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View looking south along the western side of the tel where Israel Finkelstein discovered a wall from the MB IIC Period (ca. 1650-1550 BC) with buildings from the Iron Age I (1200-1000 BC) attached to it.

The MB IIC wall runs along the top portion of the image from upper left to right. 

The walls of the Iron Age I structures are perpendicular to the wall and splay out from it from upper left to lower right—they are clearly visible among the green weeds.  In the Iron Age I structures he found a number of large Iron Age I storage jars.  This complex was destroyed by a violent fire as evidenced by the charred floor and fallen mud bricks.  This destruction may have come at the hands of the Philistines.