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By Leonard Woolley

Excavation record of inform Acana, old Alalakh, Amuq simple, Hatay province, Turkey. Archaeology, heart Bronze Age, past due Bronze Age, pottery, Levant

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Phnths ; the threshold had been of wood with the sides 61 so 1 The cobbled floor of the courtyard had twice been remade with clay, the top floor being o·zo m. above the original. In front of the doorway of room 48/ r stones had been set to contain the upper floor so that there was a step down to the threshold instead of a step up. In the north corner there was a large rectangular basalt basin apparently belonging to the original floor-level, which had served as an intake for a vertical drain bringing the water from the roof ofthe building.

On the floor was a fair amount ot pottery including five more or less complete 'champagnecups' the bowls of which bore signs of oil burning, so that they must have been used as lamps (ATPj48/ 20 A-c, 6r, 6z). Excavation in this area stopped short at Level VII, but a hole sunk in the east corner of room 48/ 5 produced a large rectangular terra-cotta chest standing in the angle of two older walls of which the SE. was set back o·85 m. behind that of Level VII, while the N E. lay about o· so m. inside the Level VII wall; the floor connected with these walls was at I· I o m.

Wide, and beyond It there was a clay floor half a metre lower. 2 The floor had been much patch~d and repaired and its surface was far from even; on the top of it there was a thick deposit of ~ubbish-ashes, animal bones, and fragments of pottery, seemingly the throwout ~f sacnfices. 3 In the late p~as~ of the Level XIV temple the whole court was repaved. a new pavement was laid over the top of the old platform, a s~np 3· 3 5 ~· Wlde of bncks o· 5 z m. sq. _lower. ,The court was contained by a parapet wall; it was noted that_ on the SW.

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