Robert Henry

THE ICING ON THE CAKE. After seven seasons of excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa, the team enjoyed the sweet taste of a successful project at the site’s closing party. The cake’s fortifications of frosting are broken by a four-chambered entry gate. A shrine model sits inside the gate, which is flanked by the five-line ostracon (on the left) and marzipan pottery (on the right), scattered amidst sugary soil, stones and bushes.