M.T. Rubiato

SEAT OF POWER. Under the direction of Amnon Ben-Tor since 1990, the renewed excavations of Hazor have revealed much more of the Canaanite city in both the upper and lower cities. In the middle of the acropolis, excavators uncovered a large building that they termed the “Ceremonial Palace” (see A and B). The mudbrick walls on stone foundations were 6–10 feet thick and still stood about 6.5 feet tall. Extending east of the palace is a 10,700-square-foot pebble-paved courtyard (C).