A limestone bedrock surface was exposed in the excavation (c. 100 sq m). Remains of a rock-hewn burial cave and a stone quarry that extended around the cave and inside it were found (Figs. 1, 2). Most of the cave was damaged by quarrying activity and all that remained of it were parts of the floor and two arcosolia (Figs. 3, 4)—one in the east (L100A; width 2 m, height 0.85 m) and the other in the west (L100B; height 0.9 m). Quarrying steps and negatives of the hewn stones, having different sizes (max. dimensions 0.9 × 2.5 m), as well as severance channels, could be discerned in the quarry. The ceramic finds from the excavation were meager and non-diagnostic.

The cave should probably be assigned to a group of hewn burial caves from the Second Temple period, which is concentrated near the excavation area and within a 140 m radius of it, including the Sanhedrin Tombs and the Tomb of the Grapes (A. Kloner, 2001, Survey of Jerusalem: Northeastern Sector, Site Nos. 142, 143, 175, 177). The area has also a multitude of quarries, the earliest of which is dated to the time of the Second Temple period and the quarrying continued until later periods, when some of the quarries had damaged the burial caves (HA-ESI 119; HA-ESI 120; HA-ESI 121).