Center of controversy. A well-preserved area on Megiddo’s north edge, Area AA (outlined in green ) is crucial to dating the destruction of Stratum VI, a key stratum at the site. In the 1920s and 1930s excavators found considerable evidence of a violent battle in this area—but most of their data was never published. Author Harrison argues that remains from Stratum VI, particularly from the cultic Building 2072, indicate that it was not destroyed in 925 B.C.E. by Pharaoh Shishak but in about 1000 B.C.E., perhaps by King David.