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Holy Rooms in Temple 2
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A view looking east at the reconstructed foundations of two of the rooms of Temple 2, one of the two tri-partite temples found at Tell Tayinat.

Using biblical terminology to describe this temple, left of center is a squarish inner room that could be comparable to the "Holy of Holies."  In the center of the image, with a doorway leading into the "Holy of Holies" is a rectangular room, comparable to the "Holy Place" that in the Solomonic Temple contained the incense altar, the table for showbread, and the menoroth.

The Temple dates to the Iron II period (10th-6th centuries B.C.).  A picture of this after it was reconstructed can be found Here.

Unfortunately, the structure has weathered considerably since then.   Possibly the earthquakes of February 2023 damaged it as well. This photo was taken in April 2024.