Todd Bolen/

Overlooking the Dead Sea, the Chalcolithic temple complex forms a large rectangle. Closest to the viewer within the complex is the broad-room temple—64 feet wide and less than 18 feet deep—with a shrine inside. Outside the temple is the large, enclosed courtyard with a circular installation in the center, probably for some water lustration. The fence on the opposite side is interrupted by the gatehouse through which the complex is entered. In the upper far corner of the complex is an auxiliary room of uncertain use. Perhaps it was where the temple priests kept cultic vessels and their priestly vestments.