During June 2010, a salvage excavation was conducted at Tel Yehud (Permit No. A-5966; map ref. 189380–4/659642–6), following the discovery of a tomb during an antiquities inspection, prior to the installation of a drainage pipeline. The excavation, undertaken of behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and underwritten by the Yahud municipality, was directed by V. Eshed, with the assistance of Y. Elisha (inspection).
The grave was dug in hamra soil, at a depth of c. 2 m below street level, without any built structure. A single articulated skeleton, aligned east–west in a primary burial was found. The skeletal bones included postcranial bones, of which the arm, leg and rib bones were identified, without the skull that apparently was not preserved. The individual was in a supine position, with his head in the east and feet in the west. Based on the long bones, their thickness and the ends of the bones joined to the bone diaphysis, the individual is estimated to be a male adult, greater than 15 years of age.