Todd Bolen/

RETURN TO LACHISH. A renewed investigation of Tel Lachish will highlight the site’s occupation during the first 200 years of the kingdom of Judah, complementing the picture of early Judahite history seen at Khirbet Qeiyafa. This photograph, taken from the southeast, shows two areas that will be investigated by the fourth expedition to Lachish in 2014. The new project will expand an area investigated by Yohanan Aharoni in the 1960s near the northern part of the top of the tell. Excavations on the northeastern slope should reveal a more complete picture of the fortification of the Iron Age site.