Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Interior of the Gate at Tel Gezer (post 2)

A few posts ago (click here), I promised some more views of the Gate at Gezer, and a look at what its interior may have looked like. Here we go. First, here is a teaching-slide I prepared of the gate, which includes the idea of its use by elders for judicial matters. Click to enlarge:

Gate at Gezer

Second, here is an artist's reconstruction of the interior of the gate complex, including lots of personnel using the chambers, and showing the trapdoors from which soldiers could lower down replacement warriors to the main level in the event of enemy attack and attempted penetration of the gate.

artist's reconstruction of Gezer's Gate


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