A single square (Fig. 1) was excavated on the northern fringes of Tel Mevorakh, west of Highway 4 and north of the road leading to Bet Hananya and Jisr ez-Zarqa. The top of kurkar stones arranged in a semicircle were exposed beneath hard black soil (L500; thickness 0.35 m). The stones had different sizes and some were dressed; they were placed on a bedding of dark firmly packed hamra (thickness 0.3 m). The finds included a few worn potsherds that probably dated to the Roman or Byzantine periods. The excavation around the stones continued down to the level of natural soil (L501, L502; depth 0.8 m) and no finds were discovered. Two dressed stones, which may be connected to a building that was not preserved, were discovered west of the excavations square (L503).
Remains of a fortress from Middle Bronze Age II and building remains, a burial cave, cisterns and rock-cuttings from the Roman and Byzantine periods were discovered in excavations and surveys that were conducted at Tel Mevorakh in the past (‘Atiqot 21:63*–67* [Hebrew]; ESI 19:104*; Stern E. 1978. Excavations at Tel Mevorakh [1973–1976] from the Iron Age to the Roman Period. Part I [Qedem 9] Jerusalem; 1984. Excavations at Tel Mevorakh [1973–1976], the Bronze Age. Part II [Qedem 18]. Jerusalem).