Ruhama Bonfil

The palace of Alalakh, in modern Atchana, on Syria’s northern border, bears striking similarities to the royal dwelling at Hazor, although the Hazor building is twice its size. The core of the Alalakh palace, like that at Hazor (in darker blue), includes an outer courtyard, a raised porch with pillars flanking the steps and a small room at each end, and a spacious central throne room, surrounded by paired side rooms.