Canaanite Palace Staircase

Biblical Archaeology Society | 8/6/2019 | Staff
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A massive staircase made of basalt plates 4.5 meters wide has been discovered at Tell Hazor, an ongoing excavation by Hebrew University, a part of the Selz Foundation Hazor Excavations in memory of Yigael Yadin. The lead archaeologists are Prof. Amnon Ben-Tor and Dr. Shlomit Bechar.

As quoted in the Times of Israel, Dr. Bechar expresses the possibility that the stairs did not lead directly into the ancient palace, but instead led into a courtyard to another staircase or another entrance. Besides the steps, there is evidence of destruction, which is consistent with the biblical story...
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