(Biblical Archaeology Review) The recent discovery of massive jars of scorched wheat at Canaanite Tel Hazor may shed new light on the destruction of one of Israel's most prominent sites. The discovery of the 3,400 year-old wheat in a Late Bronze Age palace structure give a more complete image of the area's agriculture before the destruction, and can help date the fire through carbon-14 analysis.
Joshua 11:10-13 describes the Israelite destruction of Hazor:
(10) And Joshua turned back at that time, and took Hazor, and smote its king with the sword; for Hazor formerly was the head of all those kingdoms.
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(11) And they put to the sword all who were in it, utterly destroying them; there was none left that breathed, and he burned Hazor with fire.
(12) And all the cities of those kings, and all their kings, Joshua took, and smote them with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them, as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded.
(13) But none of the cities that stood on mounds did Israel burn, except Hazor only; that Joshua burned.