The "Letter Room" of the gate complex at Tell ed-Duweir

Lachish letters

Among the finds at Tell ed-Duweir, identified as the city of Lachish, were letters written to and from military commanders in the area, during the reign of Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, ca. 590 b.c. These letters were written on ostraca. 18 were discovered in 1935 on the floor of a room in the gate complex. Another 3 were found, in 1938, near the palace-fort.

The gate complex from below the palace.


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