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Have a look around inside. The dresser would have been the first thing you saw when you came through the door. It was clearly important.

What kind of objects would have been placed on it? Well think of what people today display in their homes. Things that are beautiful or that hold memories. 5000 years ago there weren’t any clocks or picture frames.

These beautiful objects are the kinds of things that would have been displayed there.

As you sat on the large stone seat directly in front of the dresser you’d have a clear view of the door and be able to see whoever crawled in. As they entered they’d have to look up at you.

The door itself is only lockable from the inside. So when you came in here you’d be able to shut the outside world out. We think a piece of bone, stone or wood could have been used to hold the door in place. But today all that remains are the holes in the stone where the bar was held.

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