The foundations of an elongated room and remains of rooms that surrounded it were preserved in the eastern side.
Sections of a coarse white mosaic were found on the floor of the elongated room (4.5 × 12.5 m; Fig. 1), which was oriented north–south, and on the floors of the surrounding rooms. The walls of the elongated room were built of ashlar stones (thickness 0.8–0.9 m) and coated with plaster on the interior and exterior. The inner plaster layer was gray and incised with herringbone pattern that was apparently meant to stabilize the upper plaster layer, which had flaked off completely. An engaged pilaster (width 0.8 m) in the southern part of the western wall (W2) protruded from the wall, c. 0.4 m in the south and 0.25 m in the north. A door threshold (L17; width 2 m) was set in the eastern wall (W1); it protruded slightly into the room and had two low steps that descended into the room to the east.
The eastern room was survived by a section of the northern wall (W9) and a threshold (L27). The southern wall (W10) was destroyed to the level of its foundation. The floor of the room was c. 0.3 m lower than the floor of the western room.
A rock-hewn drainage channel (L28) was exposed south of the elongated room and adjacent to the southern wall (W3), which seems to have delimited the complex from the south.
A narrow strip was excavated southwest of W3 and the drainage channel, where the remains of a stone pavement (L13) that may be an outer courtyard of the building and a section of a quarry (L12) were exposed.
North of and adjacent to the elongated room was the southern part of a room of similar width that was paved with a mosaic (L25). Remains of a threshold that protruded into the room were set in its eastern wall (W4).
Remains of two perpendicular walls (W6, W7) and the remains of a mosaic pavement in their corner (L23) were found to the west of the elongated room. The western wall (W7), built next to a rock-cutting, was apparently the bounds of the entire complex on that side.
The ceramic finds on top of the floors dated to the Byzantine period and included bowls (Fig. 2:1–3), a cooking pot (Fig. 2:4), jars (Fig. 2:5–7) and a complete lamp (Fig. 2:9). Glass vessels from the Late Byzantine–Umayyad period were also found.
Fragments of ceramic pipes (Fig. 2:8), a marble chancel screen (Fig. 2:10) and a stone table (Fig. 2:11) were recovered from the stone collapse and soil fills.
The architectural finds and small artifacts indicate that the partially preserved building belonged to one of the monasteries along the desert frontier in the Byzantine period.