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Area P Gallery

The tower-fortresses of Middle Bronze II Tilmen were a fundamental element of the urban defense system and were in close relationship with the casemate walls. Fortress P protected the north-western corner of the Lower Town casemate circuit. The access to the fortress, on the southern side of the structure, obviously opened towards the inside of the city. A corridor, which opened on one side onto two stairwells, led at its end to two square rooms, while monolithic thresholds marked the access to the different sectors. The fortress, after the destruction at the end of Middle Bronze II, was reoccupied during Late Bronze I. A little further south stands the fortress tower P2, which is in a worse state of preservation.