Two of a kind. This four-room house, excavated in Raddana, ten miles north of Jerusalem, shows similarities to a house excavated in Thebes, Egypt (see plan). The numbers refer to corresponding rooms in the two plans. In practice, the various rooms in a four-room house could be subdivided or extended. A row of pillars on the right side of each plan is an important defining characteristic of such houses. Because of this element, some scholars prefer the designation “pillared house.”