During November 2006, a trial excavation was conducted in a lot that belonged to the Scottish Church, north of Tiberias’ northern city wall (Permit No. A-4926*; map ref. NIG 2510–19/7438–40; OIG 2010–19/2438–40). The excavation, carried out on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and funded by the Scottish Hotel of Tiberias, was directed by Z. Daniel and M. Hartal, with the assistance of Y. Ya‘aqoby (administration) and single-parent mothers from Tiberias.
The lot is located on a precipitous slope east of the fortress and north of Tiberias’ city wall. A trial excavation in 2002, conducted in the middle of the lot (Permit No. A-3756), revealed a wall and recent tombs. An area (3 × 15 m) along the eastern fringes of the lot was opened in the current excavation.
No ancient remains or tombs were found. A modern wall, probably the remains of the wall that enclosed the lot, was exposed on the eastern fringe. Several potsherds that dated to the Roman and Ottoman periods, as well as an Ottoman coin, were collected from surface.
The excavated area, situated outside the limits of the city of Tiberias, was never inhabited.