In May 2018, an archaeological excavation was conducted at 14 Ha-Shomer Street in Ramla (Permit No. A-8298; map ref. 187884–902/648739–53). The excavation, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and financed by Amsis Brothers Ltd., was directed by E.G. Zwiebel, with the assistance of Y. Amrani (administration), M. Kahan (surveying and drafting), S. Krispin (metal detection), A. Peretz (field photography), H. Torgë (pottery reading), M. Shuiskaya (pottery drawing), D. Porotsky (plans), A. ʽAzab, Y. Kornfeld and R. Toueg (consultation) and laborers from Bir el-Maksur.
A single square was excavated (Fig. 2), revealing remains of wall foundations, a habitation level and a bedding.
One wall foundation (W5; Figs. 3, 4) was uncovered in the west part of the square and extended beyond the limits of the excavation. It consisted of mortar and stones. A second wall foundation (W3), also made of mortar and stones, was uncovered to its southwest. Wall 5 was abutted on the south by a level of hamra soil (L8; Figs. 2: Section 2–2; 5)—probably the bedding of a floor, but the floor itself was not preserved. To the west of W5 was a thick layer of soil, stones and potsherds (L9; Figs. 2: Section 1–1; 6, 7), probably the bedding of another floor. The pottery dates from the Early Islamic period and includes a bowl (Fig. 8:1), a jug (Fig. 8:2), jars (Fig. 8:3–5) and a lamp (Fig. 8:6).