I. Harari

Discreetly placed in the far right corner of a small rectangular room, a square stone seat with a circular hole probably served as a toilet. The installation was sunk into a thick plaster floor, directly above a cavity eight feet deep. The stone seat was located in one of several service rooms adjoining an Iron Age Israelite building excavators nicknamed the “House of Ahiel” because an inscription with this name was found in the building’s debris.