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Tel Hazor Bronze Age Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery:  Here’s a gallery all the images that appear in Near Eastern Archaeology 76.2 (2013) for Hazor in the Middle and Late Bronze Ages. Smaller versions of some of the images also appear to illustrate the abridged version of the article on Hazor’s Ceremonial Precinct found on the ASOR Blog / ANE Today which you can read here.

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Figure 11: The Southern Temple with favissa in its center (looking south).

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Figure 12: Pottery assemblage from the favissa.

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Figure 13: Cultic vessels from the favissa.

Figure 14: Bird-shaped vases from the favissa.

Figure 15: “Eggshell” goblets from the favissa.

Figure 16: A clay vessel from the favissa with a slotted opening reminiscent of a “piggy bank”

Figure 17: The Southern Temple during excavations. Note the light-colored stones lining the walls and the fill of earth (upper left).

Figure 18: The light-colored stones on the cultic platform in the Ceremonial Precinct.

Figure 19: Aerial view of public buildings in the center of the Upper City at Hazor showing Middle Bronze Age remains including (1) the early palace (the roofed building covers the Late Bronze Age Ceremonial Palace (or temple), (2) the Southern Temple, (3) the maṣṣebot complex, and (4) subterranean storehouses. The Iron Age “Solomonic Gate” is on the lower right of the photo.

Figure 20: The well-dressed, light-colored stone that sealed the opening of the favissa.

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Figure 21: The Southern Temple (upper right) and corner of the early palace (to its left).

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Figure 22: The Middle Bronze Age maṣṣebot complex near the Southern Temple. During the Late Bronze Age the area was covered and became an open courtyard.

Figure 23: Subterranean granary (looking northwest)

Figure 24: Remnants of the early palace. Note the earth fill beneath the later Ceremonial Precinct courtyard (looking west).

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Figure 25: Reconstruction of the Late Bronze Age Ceremonial Palace showing the courtyard, porch and central room. The excavators continue to debate whether the structure is a Palace or Temple.

Figure 26: The bamah in the courtyard (right) and the Southern Temple (left)

Figure 27a: Basalt orthostats lining the lower part of the walls of the Ceremonial Palace.

Figure 27b: Lion orthostat, one of a pair of “gate guardians.” The other was found in the Lower City by Yadin’s expedition.

Figure 28: Fallen mudbricks in the Ceremonial Palace.

Figure 29: Destruction layer in the Ceremonial Palace

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Figure 30a: Entrance to the Ceremonial Palace. Note the three steps and the basalt orthostats and columns at the top of the steps.

Figure 30b: Basalt orthostats and column bases (Alalakh)

Figure 31a: Ceremonial palace wall

Figure 31b: Ceremonial Palace wall (Alalakh)

Figure 32: Statue of a deity with basin in front of it.

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Figure 33: Pithoi from the Ceremonial Palace.

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Figure 34: Assemblage of bowls from the Ceremonial Palace.

Figure 35: A faience lion-headed drinking cup from the Ceremonial Palace.

Figure 36: Figure of bronze deity, possibly Baal, from the Ceremonial Palace.

Figure 37: Bronze figurine of a Canaanite dignitary with remains of gold leaf decoration from the Ceremonial Palace.

Figure 38: Bronze figurines of bulls from the Ceremonial Palace

Figure 39: Wooden jewelry box decorated with bone plaques portraying the goddess Hathor.

Figure 40: Beads, cylinder seals, and jewelry items found next to the wooden jewelry box above.

Figure 41: Aerial view of the Podium Complex in Area M.

Figure 42: The podium (looking east)

Figure 43: The four depressions on the upper stone of the podium

Figure 44: Group of scoops from the Podium Complex entrance

Figure 45: Aerial view of Hazor: note the area excavated by the Yadin expedition on the tell and the Lower City

Figure 46: Area S against the background of the Upper City.

Figure 47: Late Bronze Age II domestic building

Figure 48: Late Bronze Age II pithoi

Figure 49: Bronze pans of a scale and a lead weight.

Figure 50: The latest phase of the Late Bronze Age II house; note the blocked entrances.


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