Shiloh ascribed the walls of the compartment-like structure in Stratum 16 to Late Bronze Age II, a dating disputed by many scholars. Excavating the fill between the walls (depth 1.4 m) revealed a modern layer that filled the area and was probably the collapse of the section above. The compartment-like structure and the section above it were cleaned for the purpose of re-documenting the remains (Fig. 2). The poorly preserved state of the compartment-like structure’s walls, which caused them to fall apart, hampered our efforts to clean them. 
The excavation made it possible to redocument the remains uncovered by Shiloh and integrate them with those exposed in more recent excavations in the City of David, as well as conserve and restore the area. No finds that can aid in dating the structure and its relation to the stepped-stone structure were collected.

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