The "podium" (Hazor)

A Canaanite cultic (or civic) platform, made of basalt found in Area M. The top is made from a single piece of basalt estimated to weigh close to 2 tons. It may have supported a chair or throne as there are four precise circular depressions in the center of the basalt block. Hazor was an ancient Canaanite and Israelite city located in the north of modern day Israel. Recent archaeological excavations have revealed how important this city was in antiquity. [The Hazor Excavations]

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