The current excavation was located c. 50 m east of the wall that enclosed the monastery. An ashlar-built wall, oriented east–west, was discovered in a preliminary survey. A square (Fig.1) was opened to investigate this wall, which proved to be a farming terrace founded directly on natural bedrock and built of two rows of ashlar stones with debesh between them (0.8 m wide, 0.5 m preserved height). Potsherds dating to the Roman period (third century CE) were collected above bedrock.