One square was excavated south of and near Moshe Kol Street, on the slope of a spur that descends to the south toward Nahal Raqqafot. The bottom part of a round cistern (2.30 × 2.85 m, preserved depth 1.35 m; Figs. 1, 2), hewn in limestone bedrock, was exposed. The floor of the cistern descended to the west. A circular settling pit (diam. 0.4 m, depth 7 cm) was hewn along the northwestern side of the cistern’s bottom. The cistern was coated with a single layer of light gray plaster (max. thickness 7 cm on sides, 9 cm on bottom) mixed with gravel. The cistern was intentionally filled with many pieces of various sized flint and potsherds that mostly dated to the Early Roman period, including a goblet (Fig. 3:2), cooking pots (Fig. 3:3, 4), an amphora (Fig. 3:5), jars (Fig. 3:6–9) and a jug (Fig. 3:10). A single fragment of an Iron Age amphoriskos base (Fig. 3:1) was discovered on the bottom of the cistern, which was dated to the Early Roman period based on the plaster and the ceramic finds. The cistern was probably connected to a settlement in the vicinity. Remains dating to the Second Temple period had been discovered in a previously conducted survey, c. 120 m northeast of the excavation (A. Kloner, 2001, Survey of Jerusalem, The Northwestern Sector, p. 168).