Arab Remains. Since Heshbon was an important city in certain periods after the seventh-century A.D. Arab conquest, it is not surprising that we find extensive remains of those periods in the top layers of the mound. We discovered that in Arab times the summit of the mound had been transformed into a square surrounded on three sides with buildings containing vaulted rooms, one of which we excavated. Only the eastern side of the plaza was left open. In this way the morning sun could warm up the square while the buildings protected it from the disagreeable and frequently chilly strong west winds.
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