GATEWAY TO QEIYAFA. The western gate at Qeiyafa was recognized even before the excavations began. This aerial view shows that the gate was a typical four-chamber Iron Age city gate abutted on either side by a casemate wall. Each casemate opened in the corner farthest from the gate, indicating that the casemate wall and gate were built at the same time. The western gate opens onto the road going west toward Philistia.