Shaped like a Coke bottle, ancient Hazor sits on a 30-acre tell. A lower city lies at the foot of the tell. Excavations have taken place in both the upper and lower cities, but recent digging has focused on Areas A and M of the tell. Archaeologist Yigael Yadin discovered the corner of what he believed to be a palace in Area A and was convinced that an archive of cuneiform tablets would be found there. Excavations led by his successor, Amnon Ben-Tor, revealed that the building was not a palace, but a religious structure, now called the Southern Temple. Ben-Tor was convinced that the archive was elsewhere on the tell. So far he has not found it. Area M, near the northern slope to the upper city, has been determined to include a palatial structure where author Sharon Zuckerman believes a cuneiform archive is buried.