During January 2007, a survey was conducted north of Moshav Amazya (Permit No. A-5019; map ref. 19100–224/60475–550), prior to widening Road 358. The survey, on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, was performed by E. Aladjem and S. Gendler, with the assistance of S. Gal (GPS).
The survey was carried out along the sides of Road 358, on the northern slopes of the hill where Khirbat ed-Dawayima is situated (Fig. 1). Fences and farming terraces relating to the ruin nearby are visible in the area. Eight sites (1–8) were documented in the survey, including the remains of roads that led to the ruin, wells, a fence and farming terraces.
Ancient settlement remains were documented at Khirbat ed- Dawayima in previous surveys (Survey of Amazya , Volume 1, the Northern Section, Site 318.1). Atop the hill there are remains of a large Arab village; Other antiquities documented in the ruins included architectural remains, rock-hewn caves, installations, cisterns, tombs, remains of a mosque, a khan and a church, and potsherds that dated to the Chalcolithic period and from Iron Age II to the Ottoman period.
1 (Map ref. 191853/605427). A hewn well whose opening is built of six–eight courses of stones was documented along the western side of an ancient road that led to the ruin.
2 (Map ref. 191318/605280). A segment of an ancient road bounded by two parallel walls; the road winds toward the southeast (Fig. 2).
3 (Map ref. 191537/605414). A fence, whose southern part was destroyed when Road 358 was built.
4 (Map ref. 191795/605486). A segment of an ancient road bounded by two parallel walls (width 1 m, height 0.5 m); it continues to the south at the top of the hill.
5 (Map ref. 191891/605425). A farming terrace that has a retaining wall built of large stones and preserved seven courses high (Fig. 3).
6 (Map ref. 191891/605429). A farming terrace that has a retaining wall built of large stones and preserved seven courses high.
7 (Map ref. 191318/605280). A farming terrace that has a retaining wall built of large stones and preserved to a height of seven courses.
8 (Map ref. 191318/605295). A built well at whose top is a concrete platform and screws for assembling a pump motor (Fig. 4).