Columned-hall BBIW (Figure 4) was built early in Hasanlu Period IVb (1050-800 BC) and has usually been interpreted as an elite residence in light of its fixed features and artefact assemblages (Young 1966: 53-55, 57-59; Dyson 1989: 119; see especially the overview in Muscarella 2006: 80).
Unlike other areas of BBIW, especially Rooms 1 and 2, there were no indications that large numbers of objects had been stored above Room 9 (see also Winter 1989: 88).
The invading force had little time to loot the southern citadel, and some looting enemy combatants in BBIW and BBII perished as these buildings suddenly collapsed.
and combustible flooring/roofing material of the upper storey(s) of BBIW structurally failed due to fire damage, they pried at, collided with or failed to support the upper mudbrick masonry and other structural elements, starting sudden chain reactions of lateral wall collapses and the buckling, tilting and collapsing of floors and roofs.
Significantly, three stylistically distinct mace heads were found with or near the three Gold Bowl Group enemy combatants in BBIW.
At least 62 people were murdered here or were crushed when the building collapsed, and it is the only area besides BBIW where putative enemy combatants perished in such a collapse.