recessed openings

Mumcuoglu, M. & Garfinkel, Y., 2021. Royal Architecture in the Iron Age Levant. Jerusalem Journal of Archaeology , 1 , pp. 450-481.Abstract

In the Iron Age II, during the 10th to 6th centuries BCE, the local rulers of the Levant developed an elite style of architecture. The aim of this study is to define this phenomenon, summarize the data, and evaluate the appearance and distribution in the Levant of this architectural style. The six prominent characteristics of the royal style are recessed openings of doors and windows, rectangular roof beams, ashlar stone masonry, volute (proto-Aeolic) capitals, window balustrades, and decorated bases.