Hananya Hizmi

Guarding the desert, a monumental ashlar tower was found near the settlement, just as depicted in the Madaba Map. The tower is almost as large as the mansion and had no visible entrance. It must have been accessed through a ladder to a higher entryway (see the ladder in the mosaic map.) In places the walls are 4 feet thick, and some areas are preserved to a height of almost 20 feet.