Eilat Mazar

A solitary figure, standing in the area of the northeast corner of the Large-Stone Structure, conveys a sense of the scale of the building discovered by Mazar. She and her team had dug through remains from the Byzantine and Second Temple periods and found a large area of bedrock that had been leveled to create an area that pre-dates the construction of the Large-Stone Structure. Mazar’s discovery also helps explain Kenyon’s earlier finds in this area: The building blocks and the proto-Aeolic capital, it is now clear, had tumbled from the Large-Stone Structure.