Kh. 'Aujah el-Foqa (Ataroth) — an Iron Age Fortified City in the Jordan Valley

  title={Kh. 'Aujah el-Foqa (Ataroth) — an Iron Age Fortified City in the Jordan Valley},
  author={Ādām Zerṭāl and Dror Ben-Yosef and Oren J. Cohen and Ronen Beeri},
  journal={Palestine Exploration Quarterly},
  pages={104 - 123}
Abstract During the Manasseh Hill Country Survey, an unknown fortified site was traced and explored. The site, Khirbet 'Aujah el-Foqa, may add new aspects to the understanding of both the Iron Age period and the history of the Jordan Valley. The site is situated on a high, stony hill in the western part of the Wadi 'Aujah valley and its overall area is 3.75 acres. The khirbeh was defended by a casemate wall and towers. The location of the site on an elevated hilltop, with an excellent view… 
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