Pavel Shrago

IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK. The Israelite site was enclosed by a casemate wall—a double wall with perpendicular crosswalls in between. In the picture, a student excavates a casemate between the two walls, with a crosswall directly in front of her. People lived in rooms that abutted the inside of the inner wall (which runs vertically through center of photo), as evidenced by the pottery and other domestic remains discovered within. Two of these rooms with round baking ovens (tabuns) are shown at left inside the enclosure.