Area B (Figs. 2, 3). A karstic cave (L26; c. 1.5 × 3.5 m, height c. 1 m) whose ceiling had collapsed was exposed. An accumulation of small stones and soil, devoid of any datable material, was discovered inside the cave. A row of large stones (W5; length 3 m), probably a wall, was uncovered just north of the cave. A bronze coin ascribed to the Hasmonean period (134–37 BCE; IAA 112178) and pottery sherds from the Early Roman period were found next to the cave (L27).
Area C (Figs. 4–6). Two perpendicular walls (W1, W2) enclosing two spaces were exposed c. 10 m northeast of Area B. They were partly built on the bedrock and partially on hewn rock surfaces. Wall 1 (exposed length 16 m, width c. 1 m, height c. 2 m) was constructed on the bedrock in a southeast–northwest direction. It was built of two rows of medium and large fieldstones, with a fill of earth mixed with small stones between them, and was preserved to a height of six courses. A small niche (L29; 0.8 × 1.0 m, height 0.5 m) was exposed in the middle of the its northern face. Wall 2 (exposed length c. 3.5 m, width c. 0.65 m) was narrower than W1, and was constructed of two rows of small and medium fieldstones founded on the bedrock. Two sections of a white mosaic floor (L17—c. 1.15 × 1.50 m; L25—0.5 × 1.5 m) abutted both walls. Hewn rock surfaces (L20) on which a floor was probably founded, were discovered east of W2. Fragments of bowls (Fig. 7:1–4) and jars (Fig. 7:5, 6) and part of a terra cotta pipe (Fig. 7:7) from the Byzantine period were found on the mosaic floor. A coin dating to the reign of Constantius II (351–361 CE; IAA 112175) was found beneath a section (L18) of Mosaic Floor 17. A coin from the last series minted by the Hasmonean king Alexander Jannaeus (80/79–76 BCE; IAA 112176) was found in the layer of soil above the hewn rock surface west of W1 (L24). A Byzantine minima dating to the fourth–fifth centuries CE (IAA 112177) was discovered east of W2, and another Byzantine minima (fourth–fifth centuries CE; IAA 112179) was found above a hewn rock surface north of W1 (L28). The building was dated to the Byzantine period (fourth–fifth centuries CE) on the basis of the finds.