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Label equals another 2009-8-17cJC a0007
Label includes another 2009-8-17cJC f127
2009-8-17cJC f128
2009-8-17cJC f130
2009-8-17cJC f131
Category 2009-8-17!! unknown
Definition 2009-8-17cJC ~Accessway

Description 2009-8-17cJC Monumental access to the temple terrace. In the third millennium this complex served as the main access to the temple. The complex was used for a long period of time which is indicated by the continual build up of floors in front of the apron. This monumental access is composed of the second staircase, the first apron, the flanking walls ( f127 and f129). Most of the monumental access was built at the same time as the revetment wall with the exception of the second flanking wall which was added later. This specific label subsumes several important features and other specific labels.

Time sequencing
Strata within phase 2009-8-17cJC s650J2B
Other reasons 2009-8-17cJC The individual components of the monumental access have been primarily dated to this strata using the materials found against the base. The only exception is the western flanking wall which was added later.

Space definition 2009-8-17cJC The monumental access serves to both connect and separate the Plaza at the base of the staircase with the temple terrace at the top. The revetment wall serves to separate the Plaza from the temple terrace and acts as a restrictive force. As a consequence the staircase and apron become the focus as the point of entry and passage between the two points.