The four-room house was the most common house plan in the large, early Israelite village at Tel Masos. The tall pillars in the middle of the picture are fully reconstructed; they once supported the roof adjacent to a central courtyard. The fourth, or “broad,” room of the house runs across the rear of the three long, subdivided, narrow rooms facing the viewer. Tel Masos is located on low-lying mounds along the banks of the Nahal Beersheva.