The ‘Solomonic’, Six-chambered Gate 2156 at Megiddo Once Again

David Ussishkin*

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The stratigraphy and chronology of the Iron Age gates at Megiddo, particularly the so-called ‘Solomonic’, six-chambered Gate 2156, have been the subject of a long scholarly debate. In a recent issue of Tel Aviv, Finkelstein et al. (2019) described the results of their recent soundings in the area of these gates and suggested a new interpretation of their history. The present paper argues that—contrary to the conclusions of Finkelstein et al.—the stratigraphy and history of this gatehouse should be understood as suggested at the time by the University of Chicago excavators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-255
Number of pages10
JournalTel Aviv
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2 Jul 2020


  • Iron Age
  • Megiddo
  • Megiddo gates
  • Solomonic gate


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