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    Wall entrance

    Within the surviving section of the S’Illot wall the gate leading into the settlement stands out. The opening was made up of two large jambs and a lintel or horizontal slab (which has not survived), giving the gateway a monumental air. This entrance was cleared and restored in 2016. This work made it possible to document how in the sections of wall next to the gate the opening narrowed from the inside outwards. This architectural solution was probably intended for defence, to impede (or control) access to the settlement. This interpretation is supported by the square space behind the threshold as well as a small space which, between them, would have served to contain and check goods and people.