“Woman at the Window”. Ivory tablet from Nimrud, Mesopotamia. The window balustrade depicted on the tablet resembles the one found at Ramat Rachel (below)

Decorated sherd from the Israelite period. Paolo Matthiae suggests that the painted figure may portray a seated king, possibly the king of Judea.

Royal “LMLK” Hebrew seal impressions from the Israelite period (Stratum Vb, 8-7 cent. BCE)

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View of the excavations from the northern path
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