In March 2000 a trial excavation was conducted in the northern part of Raoul Walenberg Street, in Ramat Ha
-Hayyal (A-3220*; map ref. NIG 18446/66826; OIG 13446/16826) after damage was caused to antiquities while digging a trench for the placement of cables. The excavation, on behalf of the Antiquities Authority and financed by the Tevel Company, was directed by K. Sa‘id, assisted by M. Ajami and M. Shuiskaya-Arnov (drawing).
× 6.0 m) revealed scant remains of two walls, which were built of kurkar ashlars (0.15 × 0.20 × 0.40 m) and were preserved a single course high. The first wall was oriented east–west, whereas the second was aligned north–south. Several fragments of pottery vessels, dating to the Byzantine period, were discovered south of the first wall, including a saqiye vessel (Fig. 1). The wall remains were probably part of a larger architectural complex that extended beyond the excavation limits.