Illustration based on Andrew Brown, after Megiddo II, fig. 258

The northern stables at Megiddo. This plan shows three levels of building remains: white indicates the ninth-century B.C. stables, probably dating to the reign of either King Omri or King Ahab; the small black rectangles represent the pillars that subdivided the structures into three rooms each. Tan shows extant remains that predate the ninth-century structures; the hashed lines in tan are a conjectured reconstruction, based on the tan remains, of an earlier stable complex. Author Davies proposes that this earlier structure may have been Solomon’s Stables. (Yellow represents other remains from the 13th to the 9th centuries B.C.)