Area A
The cistern was mostly rock-hewn and partly built of medium-sized stones (L100; 4.0×5.3 m, depth 3.4–3.8 m; Figs. 2, 3). The southern and western sides and the northwestern corner were preserved and it seems that the cistern was elliptical. The floor of the cistern sloped from west to east and a partially built settling pit (0.85×1.15 m, depth 0.55 m) was exposed in the northwestern corner. The sides of the cistern, the floor and the settling pit were coated with white lime plaster and crushed potsherds on a foundation of flat fieldstones bound with gray mortar; the plaster was covered with modern cement.
Modern refuse and a few potsherds, including two bases of Gaza jars, a stone pestle, a glass bottle and an iron horseshoe, dating to the Ottoman period, were found in the settling pit (L100A).In addition, a coin (Manghir) of the Ottoman sultan Suleiman II (1687–1691 CE), minted in Sarajevo (IAA 104771), which is a rare mint in the country,was found. 
It is impossible to know when the cistern was installed, yet it was probably last used in the Ottoman period.
Area B
A strip of ground (length 27 m, width 3–6 m, depth c. 3 m; Fig. 4) was dug with the aid of mechanical equipment and six pit graves (L102–L105, L107, L108; Table 1), located at about the same elevation, were exposed. Most of the graves were revealed beneath drainage pipes and lighting infrastructure. With the exception of Tomb 108, all the graves were found destroyed and their shape or dimensions could not be determined. The deceased were laid on their side in primary burial, aligned east–west with their face turned to the south, as is customary in Muslim burials. The bones of an individual of unknown age (but not an infant) were discovered in Tomb 108. Bones of adults were discovered in the rest of the graves; the gender of the deceased was not identified. Bones not in situ were found scattered throughout the building compound.
The tombs were dated to the period between the eleventh and the nineteenth centuries CE, based on their style.
Table 1. Description of tombs.
Skeletal remains
Dug pit
Long bones of lower limb
Skeleton was placed on level of small fieldstones; a large fieldstone was located to the north, adjacent to the head
Fragments of a skull, broken mandible, collar bone, cervical vertebrae, arm and teeth
Dug pit
Fragments of long bones of a lower limb
Dug pit
Lower limb bones
Dug pit
Long bone of an upper limb, lumbar vertebrae, a fragment of pelvis and tooth
Dug pit (length 1.1 m, width 0.6 m) covered with different size fieldstones, c. 0.3 m north of Tomb 107; a roughly hewn flat stone, larger than the rest, was on top of the grave’s western part
Fragment of an arm bone and fragment of a rib
Numerous worn potsherds were found in the soil fill that covered the graves and in the earth beneath them, including bowls (Fig. 5:1, 2), a krater (Fig. 5:3) and a jar (Fig. 5:4) that dated to Iron Age II and bowls (Fig. 6:1–5), among them the base of a Terra Sigillata bowl (Fig. 6:5), cooking pots (Fig. 6:6, 7), jars (Fig. 6:8–12) and a flask (Fig. 6:13) that dated to the Early Roman period. 
The exposed cemetery is probably the continuation of the Mamilla Muslim cemetery. The poor condition of the remains does not permit a broader discussion of the burial ground.