COURTESY OF THE TEL HADID EXPEDITION
HASMONEAN HADID? At Tel Hadid, archaeologists found a large building, situated on a wide platform covering part of the hilltop. The building has large walls—with two rows of stones forming one of its exterior corners. The structures on the platform and the platform itself form a fortified complex. Part of the platform’s revetment wall appears to the northwest of the structure (see top left). Pottery found in this area suggests that the complex was constructed in the late Hellenistic period (second-first centuries B.C.E.), possibly by the Hasmoneans.