During June 2006, a trial excavation was conducted in the upper parking lot of the municipal marketplace on Ha-Perahim Street in Tiberias (Permit No. A-4820; map ref. NIG 250766–80/743547–63; OIG 200766–80/243547–63; Fig. 1), prior to construction. The excavation, undertaken on behalf of the Antiquities Authority and underwritten by the building contractor, was directed by E. Damati, with the assistance of Y. Ya‘aqobi (administration).