The Hazor Excavations

EQUAL ACCESS. A typical Iron Age Israelite dwelling, this “four-room house” was excavated at Hazor. Walls and pillars divide the house into three long rooms that join a broad room at one end of the structure (outlined in red in photo above). These four rooms were sometimes subdivided into smaller spaces, as at Hazor. This design offers easy access to all rooms, lacks any hierarchical arrangement and reflects an egalitarian lifestyle.