GO WEST, YOUNG MAN. After the city expanded to the Western Hill, building construction began here in the seventh century B.C.E. This structure is laid out in the typical Israelite style of a “four-room house” with three long parallel rooms and a fourth room (in this case further subdivided) across the end. The outer walls are about 25 feet long, and much of the structure is preserved to a height of 15 feet or more. In the west-facing photo, the walls are visibly stepped at different levels to accommodate the paving stones for the later cardo that was built directly on top of the four-room house in the Roman period. Excavations also revealed a narrow street that separated the four-room house from another building to the west. The house was destroyed by a sudden, violent event, probably in the early sixth century B.C.E., either by invading Babylonians or an earthquake.