Here’s an aerial of a portion of the lower city, with the section of the fortifications and possible city gate. Among other things, you can see the more than 30 meters of the city wall which has been traced on surface, and various other structures, features, etc. Notice, in addition, all kinds of interesting features that can be seen in the photo just below surface not far from the fortifications, within the city.
So much for claims that the lower city was not fortified; and so much for the claims that Gath in the Iron IIA was not a central city state in the central Shephelah…
The fun has just begun!! :-)
P.S. Sometimes, the best way to express one’s feelings is through a good haka: