In August 2011, a salvage excavation was conducted south of Ramla and north of Moshav Mazliah (Permit No. A-6274; map ref. 187636/647004), prior to construction in the Rothstein compound. The excavation, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and financed by Adam Eyal Danny Eyal – Architects, was conducted by E. Oren, with the assistance of E. Bachar (administration).
Numerous archaeological excavations conducted at the site of Ramla (South) have uncovered remains ranging in date from the prehistoric periods to the present day (Gorzalczany, Yehuda and Torgë 2010, and see references therein).
Two squares, 47 m apart, were excavated at the northern edge of the site, revealing scant remains dating from the Abbasid period (not drawn). A badly preserved bedding made of small stones bonded with plaster was exposed 5 cm below the surface in one of the squares along with several potsherds from the Abbasid period (not drawn). In the second square, 0.25 m below the surface, were extremely damaged remains of an installation built of limestones of various sizes; its use could not be determined. Animal bones (not identified) and pottery from the Abbasid period (not drawn) were found near the installation.
Gorzalczany A., Yehuda L. and Torgë H. 2010. Ramla (South). HA-ESI 122.