A trial excavation (A-3310*; map ref. NIG 1944/7286; OIG 1444/2286) conducted after an underground cave was breached by mechanical equipment established that the cave was natural and contained no ancient remains. An accumulation of soil in the section that was created above the cave yielded mixed pottery fragments, dating to the Late Roman period and mainly to the Byzantine period. The ceramic finds were either swept here or have derived from a fill that was spilled here during a former excavation close by, or while paving the nearby road.