Typical near eastern palaces, built on a plan known as a biÅt hËilaÅni, served as models for the author’s proposed reconstruction of Eglon’s palace. Found at the sites of Tell Halaf (top), Tell Tayanat (middle) and Megiddo (bottom), these palaces all feature a porticoed antechamber and audience hall (the darkened areas) similar to those suggested for Eglon’s palace. The absence of the ‘aliyyaÆ in these plans may be because no remains of the structure, probably made of wood, have survived.