Judith Dekel

At the end of the eighth century B.C., Tel Lachish was one of the most formidable citadels in Judah, as artist Judith Dekel’s reconstruction illustrates. Its fortified gate, outer city wall with sloping glacis against it, and palace-fort protected a large and populous city. The drawing is based on the reconstruction of H. H. McWilliams prepared in 1933, integrated with data from the recent excavation.