A soft qirton-hewn installation that included a funnel-shaped pit (diam. c. 0.24 m, depth 0.3 m; Figs. 1, 2) was exposed. A shallow channel linked it to a collecting vat (0.60 × 0.62 m, depth 0.33 m) that had a settling pit (diam. 0.18 m, depth c. 0.1 m) in its southeastern corner. A north–south oriented wall, built of qirton on top of bedrock, enclosed the west side of the installation that was probably used in the pressing and production of liquids.


The ceramic finds included cooking pots (Fig. 3:1, 2), jars (Fig. 3:3–5) and a lamp (Fig. 3:6) that dated to the end of the Hellenistic–Early Roman periods.
The potsherds gathered elsewhere along the route of the sewage pipe dated to the Roman, Byzantine and Mamluk periods. Fragments of colored plaster in shades of lustrous red, grayish-red, yellow, green and white were also collected (Fig. 4). Some of the fragments exhibited floral and geometric patterns and others were coated with two plaster layers of different colors.