The nature of preservation at Ashkelon is such that it is rare to find expansive architectural material that is visually coherent. In other words, architecture about which people can look at and say, "Oh, I know exactly what that is." This pattern is due, in part, to various destruction events throughout the city's history as well as its use as a stone quarry for building projects both near and far. For those reasons, the street in Grid 51 is all that more impressive and, frankly, visually interesting. The picture above is looking roughly north-east at a sidewalk lined street on the far side of which an insula is clearly visible. Three doorways lead towards interior spaces. There are no plans to investigate that interior but there is still much work to be done in Grid 51 during the 2014 season. I, for one, can't wait to see what they uncover next.