Avraham Hay

Crisscrossed by excavated areas, Tel Beer-sheba is seen here from the air. In the background is the expedition camp which housed up to 300 students and staff. Structures of Stratum II (destroyed by Sennacherib in the late 8th century B.C.) are being reconstructed. The Western Quarter (1) is at left, the Governor’s Place (2) is in the center, and the City Gate (3) and the storehouses (4) are on the right. Note the “brick factory” (5) on the edge of the tel in the foreground where sun-dried mud bricks are manufactured to use in reconstruction.