In September 2014 a trial excavation was conducted in a lot at 25 Remez Street in Nahariyya (Permit No. A-7211; map ref. 208860-75/767570-90; Fig. 1), prior to the construction of a new residential building. The excavation, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and financed by the Ling and Koren families, was directed by Y. Lerer (photography), with the assistance of B. Zidan (administration), J. Gosker (area supervision, surveying and drafting), D. Porotzki (plan) and laborers from Majd al-Krum.
Sections of a Roman-period road that led from Antioch to ‘Akko-Ptolemais were exposed in previous excavations conducted at 23 and 27 Remez Street (Mayer 1986; Yitah 2000).
Stone surfaces and fragments of pottery vessels were identified at a depth of 2.3 m in trial trenches dug prior to the excavation. The excavation area (50 sq m) yielded only natural kurkar bedrock with scattered pottery sherds from the Persian period (Figs. 2, 3). No remains of the Roman road were found. Judging by these finds, it seems that the bedrock surface was exposed during the Persian period and that the route of the Roman road should be sought in the area east of the lot at 25 Remez Street.
Mayer J. 1986. The Roman Road in the Western Galilee. In M. Yediyah ed. The Western Galilee Antiquities: Collected Essays. Tel Aviv. Pp. 364–372 (Hebrew).
Yitah, M. 2000. Nahariyya. ESI 20:10*.