Nineteen sites (1–19; Fig. 1) were examined and quarries, sherd scatterings, rock-hewn caves, burial caves and a retaining wall of an aqueduct that conveyed water to Jerusalem were documented.
1 (map ref. 221700/628168; Fig. 2). An opening of a cave, which was used as a dwelling by shepherds until recently. Remains of a built courtyard that was probably used as a sheepfold are visible in front of the opening.
2 (map ref. 221834/628078; Fig. 3). An area with rock-cuttings, potsherds, pieces of plaster and building stones.
3 (map ref. 221943/628016). Rock-cuttings on top of a bedrock outcrop, probably an attempt at quarrying building stones.
4 (map ref. 22178–82/62797–9). A wall of flint and building stones, probably remains of a ruinous structure.
5 (map ref. 221733/628021). A stone heap composed of flint and limestone.
6 (map ref. 221708/628049). A damaged rock-cutting on a bedrock outcrop.
7 (map ref. 221693/628057; Fig. 4). A rock-hewn cistern; its opening is blocked by a boulder to prevent falling. A rock-hewn shaft (depth 3–4 m) can be seen inside it.
8 (map ref. 221685/628067; Fig. 5). A square basin (0.6 × 0.6 m) hewn on a bedrock outcrop. A rock-cut channel (length 0.48 m, width 0.12 m) extends east from the basin.
9 (map ref. 221300/628050; Fig. 6). Remains of plaster are visible on a retaining wall of the aqueduct that conveyed water to Jerusalem (length 50 m, height 4 m). The continuation of the aqueduct is known elsewhere.
10 (map ref. 221675/628023). A hewn opening of a burial cave, facing southeast. Robbers plundered the cave and the removed soil was piled up in front of it.
11 (map ref. 221691/628011; Fig. 7). Burial cave with loculi (Survey of Jerusalem, The Southern Sector, Site 72, probably part of Khirbat Sabiha). Robbers looted the cave and ossuary fragments, as well as broken chalk slabs that were used to seal the loculi, were in front of its opening.
12, 13 (map ref. 221680/628015; Fig. 8). Two burial caves hewn in bedrock outcrops.
14 (map ref. 221696/628011). Rock-cuttings on a bedrock outcrop. These are probably the beginning of a quarry, whose hewing was suspended after one stone was cut out.
15 (map ref. 221617–713/627980–8025). A terrace wall (3–10 courses) built in a step-like manner on the slope that descends toward the southeast. Additions or repairs to the wall, which were apparently done after parts of it had collapsed, are visible.
16 (map ref. 221640/627943). A terrace wall (3–12 courses) built on the slope that descends toward the southeast. The wall, built of large fieldstones, with smaller fieldstones in-between, was apparently used to demarcate a cultivation plot.
17 (map ref. 221631/627928; Fig. 9). A bedrock outcrop with 3–4 hewn cupmarks (average diam. 0.26 m) filled with debris. Other rock-cuttings in the vicinity of the outcrop are the negatives of stones that had been removed for construction. A basin (diam. 0.44 m) is hewn in the eastern part of the bedrock outcrop and a curved wall (diam. 1.8 m, 4–5 courses) nearby probably served as a shelter for shepherds.
18 (map ref. 221800/627990). A wall built of medium-sized flint stones (length c. 30 m, 3–4 courses).
19 (central map ref. 221702/628036). Khirbat Sabiha. The antiquities visible in the area of the ruin include the tops of walls, rock-hewn installations on bedrock outcrops and hewn burial caves. Flint tools from the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods were gathered, as well as potsherds dating to Iron Age II, and the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods (Survey of Jerusalem, The Southern Sector, Site 72).
Potsherds dating to Iron Age II were found across the entire surface of the spur that descends to the south and east, especially on the bottom part, along the planned eastern border of the neighborhood.