A team member inspects a jar handle with the inscription lmlk hbrn — which means belonging to the king of Hebron.
Desecration at its clearest
Experts think a toilet was placed at this location to end cultic worship at the gate shrine.
A strange find
Team members remove the toilet from the gate shrine.
Sitting at the gates
The excavation offers evidence of biblical accounts of elders, judges, governors and kings sitting at the gates of the city.