Oriental Institute/University of Chicago

Layers of evidence. This Oriental Institute photo shows the area of room 366 from the south, after the ninth-century B.C. stable floors had been removed. The parallel walls running straight back in this view predate the ninth-century structures and may have been part of Solomon’s Stables. They are shown in tan on the plan, flanking room 366. The other pair of parallel walls, seen here in yellow at left center to top center, are earlier structures, dating to about 1200 B.C.