1The Harvard Expedition was followed in 1931–1935 by the so-called Joint Expedition made up of a consortium of five institutions: Harvard, the London-based Palestine Exploration Fund, the British Academy, the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. However, the Joint Expedition’s excavation did not connect to the area excavated by Harvard in the vicinity of the palace and so did not contribute to our knowledge regarding the palace’s layout or function.