Podium Complex in Area M of Tel Hazor (Israel)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
The Podium Complex connects the lower and the upper city of the Cannanite Hazor (Israel) during the Late Bronze Age (14th-13th Century B.C.E.) and is located at the northern slope of the tell, this complex serves as a threshold between buildings or areas of the city.
The complex is made with basalt slabs, in some cases reused, the podium it self is made of a basalt slab (1.65 x 1.65) of about one ton of weight. Four round indentations were drilled on the surface of the podium, arranged in a 50 x 50 cm square, probably to set some kind of chair or for a statue.
In the complex were found about 25 double-handed “scoops”, a type of bowl probably used for libation and ablution rituals conducted in this spaces.
For further reading about the Hazor Podium Complex: Cimadevilla, Manuel; The Podium Complex in Area M; Near Eastern Archaeology, Vol. 76, No. 2 (June 2013), pp. 92-94 http://dx.doi.org/10.5615/neareastarch.76.2.0092
For more information about Hazor Excavations: http://www.hazor-excavations.org/