Shlomo Ammami, Asaf Peretz, Abraham Hai/Courtesy Staff Officer of Archaeology

The latest building on the site is a khan, or way station, built by the sultan Ibrahim Pasha in the Ottoman period. As shown in this colorized 19th-century photo, this structure originally consisted of a long building with six halls and a large rectangular outer courtyard wall. By the time excavations began in 1998, the easternmost hall and a portion of the courtyard wall had been destroyed. The hall was recently rebuilt in metal and glass for the new museum.