Part of a building that consisted of at least one room, a cesspit and a water channel were exposed (Figs. 2, 3).
The room was delimited by walls (W1–W3) built of a double row of fieldstones with a core of small stones, which were set in foundation trenches dug in the clay soil. Wall 1 was placed directly on the clay (Fig. 4). The western side of W2 was preserved (height 0.3 m), whereas the eastern part was robbed and only the cement below the bottom course was found. An opening severed W3 in the west and its continuation extended beyond the limits of the excavation. A floor layer of crushed chalk and partially plastered (L67) was revealed in the northwestern corner of the room (Figs. 2: Section 1-1; 4, in front) and outside it. The continuation of W2 is likely to indicate the existence of another room in the building that extended at least 3.2 m northeast of W1.
A bell-shaped cesspit (L57), located east of W2, was built of limestone fieldstones that were arranged in a pit dug into the clay (diam. 1.5 m, depth c. 1 m; Figs. 2: Section 2-2; 5). The top of the pit was flush with the floor (L54; Fig. 2: Section 3-3). Cesspits are very common to Ramla and identical ones were revealed nearby, north of the site (‘Atiqot 46:69, Fig. 5).
A water channel (min. length 1.85 m, width 0.15 m; Fig. 6) was exposed parallel to and northwest of W3; it was covered with stones that were abutted by a floor of crushed chalk (L52; Fig. 2: Section 4-4). The sides of the channel (W5, W6) were built of small fieldstones and its bottom was lined with potsherds. The northern end of the channel turned to the west.
The pottery discovered above the floors (L52, L59, L63) included a large bowl (Fig. 7:1), bowls (Fig. 7:2, 3), a cooking pot (Fig. 7:4), a jar (Fig. 7:5), a jug (Fig. 7:6), a jar lid (Fig. 7:7) and ceramic water pipes (Fig. 7:8, 9). The pottery found below the floor of the room (L53) included large bowls (Fig. 8:1–3), bowls (Fig. 8:4, 9, 10), glazed bowls (Fig. 8:5–8), a cooking krater (Fig. 8:11), jar (Fig. 8:12), jugs (Fig. 8:13–15) and a lamp (Fig. 8:16).
Part of a building and a cistern (Figs. 9, 10) were revealed c. 50 m south of Area A.
The building, delimited by walls in the west (W51, W55) and east (W53, W54), was partitioned by walls (W52, W56) into two rooms (A, B) and a corridor (C; width 0.8 m) that extended beyond the excavation limits. Room A had a crushed chalk floor (L210; Fig. 9: Section 1-1); the bottom part of a jar was embedded in the northwestern corner of the floor (L204). Room B had a crushed chalk floor (L202) that was only partially preserved. An installation in the middle of Corridor C was composed of an upper part of a jar that was embedded in the floor and its neck was blocked with parts of a cooking vessel (L211; Fig. 11). The potsherds above the floor in Room B (L205) and below it (L207) included a bowl (Fig. 13:1), jar (Fig. 13:2) and a lamp (Fig. 13:3).
A bell-shaped cistern (L206; presumed diam. 3.3 m, min. depth 1.2 m; Fig. 12), whose sides were built of soft limestone, covered with thick plaster and potsherds that dated to the Early Islamic period, was exposed east of the building. The cistern contained numerous plaster pieces that had fallen from the sides and potsherds, including large bowls (Fig. 13:4, 5), a bowl (Fig. 13:6), a glazed bowl (Fig. 13:7), button handle of a cooking pot lid (Fig. 13:8), a jug (Fig. 13:9), a jug filter (Fig. 13:10), a jug handle (Fig. 13:11) and a fragment of a ceramic water pipe (Fig. 13:12).
The uncovered remains belong to buildings from the Early Islamic period (eighth–eleventh centuries CE) on the fringes of the city, next to farmland that surrounded it, as evidenced by other excavations carried out east of the city (HA-ESI 121, HA-ESI 121).
The buildings ceased to be used during the eleventh century CE, most likely in the wake of the earthquakes that struck the city in 1033 and 1068 CE.