Beersheba: houses

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The predominant housing in level II-III was the so called "four room house". The plan above (based on a sign board at Tell es-Seba`) shows an example where the back rooms are incorporated into the casemate city wall, see also the following photos. The front room contained stairs to the roof - or possibly (Holladay, 315) to a second storey. This room served as a kitchen. The adjoining alley was used for the animals.


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