During February 2004 a trial excavation was conducted at the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem (Permit No. A-4106*; map ref. NIG 22723/63165; OIG 17723/13165). The excavation, on behalf of the Antiquities Authority and financed by the Gihon Company, was directed by I. Zilberbod. Three trial trenches (length 4–5 m, width 0.6–0.8 m) were excavated to a depth of 1.1–1.3 m. Sand and soil fill, modern water and sewage infrastructures were discovered in the trenches, which were devoid of ancient remains.