An excavation square was opened, and two cist graves were unearthed (western: 0.76 × 1.90 m; eastern: 0.73 × 2.04 m; Figs. 2, 3); their coverings were damaged when the sewer line was installed. Both graves (depth 1.2 m) were dug in loess soil along a northwest–southeast axis; their walls were built of chalk slabs. Only one of the covering stones survived on the eastern grave. No pottery sherds were found. It seems that the graves were part of the ruin’s cemetery that is laid to its west. As other cist graves in the region have been dated to the Byzantine period, including a similarly constructed grave in the northern part of the site (Paran 2000:90*), it is reasonable to date the excavated graves to the Byzantine period as well.