A massive foundation wall of the Judean Palace-Fort. Initially uncovered during the Starkey excavations in the 1930’s, this wall supported one of the largest, most impressive buildings from the Iron Age. Presently crowning the central part of the mound, the palace extends over half an acre. The foundation walls, at one point preserved to a height of more than 35 feet, were filled with soil to provide a gigantic substructure for the palace.