Cistern. The cistern (length c. 7 m, width c. 5.5 m, depth 2.85 m; Figs. 1, 2) was elliptical. The northern half of the cistern was destroyed by mechanical equipment during development work. The carvers of the cistern took advantage of karstic cavities which were enlarged by means of quarrying. The poor quality of the bedrock did not facilitate even and easy quarrying; consequently, depressions and bumps remained on the sides of the cistern. Therefore, the sides of the cistern, its floor and ceiling were coated with three layers of plaster (Fig. 3). The bottom and middle plaster layers (total thickness c. 3 cm) were lime-based and light gray in color, containing fine gravel and ground potsherds. The upper, outer layer was a thin application (thickness c. 1 cm) of smooth light gray hydraulic plaster, which is typical of the Second Temple period and known from other installations in the vicinity.
The fill of debris inside the cistern consisted of soil, medium and large fieldstones and modern refuse. The bottom of the cistern was sealed by a layer of pale gray fill, comprising fine-grained sediment that resulted from the deposits formed there. The fill in the cistern yielded fragments of several pottery vessels, mostly jars and jugs from the Ottoman period (Fig. 4:1, 2), Early Islamic period (Fig. 4:3), Early Roman period (Fig. 4:4, 5) and Persian or Hellenistic periods (Fig. 4:6, 8). It is difficult to determine the date of the cistern based on the potsherds in the fill. However, based on the quality of the plaster applied to its sides and the settlement strata that were found at the site, it is proposed to date it to the time of the Second Temple in the Early Roman period.
Rock-cut Installation. the southwestern corner of a rock-cut installation that was apparently square (depth in excess of 2 m; Fig. 5) was excavated c. 30 m east of the cistern. The southern and western sides of the installation were cleaned and excavated. Further exposure of the installation was not possible due to its being buried beneath an active road located beyond the limits of the excavation area. 
A single jar fragment dating to the Hellenistic period (Fig. 4:7) was retrieved from the fill inside the installation.
The two excavated installations join dozens of installations and the rich settlement strata that were exposed on the hilltop, located today in the main park of the neighborhood.