John Laughlin

Traces of white plaster adhere to the joints between the mudbricks in the Middle Bronze gateway. The curved white lines of plaster alerted the surprised archaeologists to the intact arched doorway, which they later excavated to its threshold. The wall protruding to the right of the arch is part of the northern gateway tower; the wall on the left edge of the picture is the bank of hard soil left in place to protect the unexcavated half of the gateway.