Four main areas (L100, L103–L105) with rock-cutting were identified in the quarry. Bedrock steps bearing chisel marks were revealed just to the east and west of the cistern (L100; Fig. 3); some of the steps were damaged when the nearby building was constructed and the cistern was hewn. Identical quarrying marks were discerned (Fig. 4) on two quarrying steps (height 0.25 m) to the east of the cistern. Vertical rock-hewn walls and indications of a stone that wasdetached from its place (L103; 0.65 × 1.10 m; Fig. 5) were found in the south of the quarry. In the northwestern part of the area (L104), signs of rock-cutting and severance channels of four fully detached stones were discovered (stone dimensions: 0.5 × 0.9 m; width of the severance channel:9 cm; Fig. 6); this quarrying area was disturbed and covered with concrete during construction. The quarrying remains in the northeastern area (L105) included vertical rock-hewn walls, curved quarryingmarks (width 0.25 m), the incomplete rock-cutting of two adjacent stones (0.1 × 0.5 × 0.9 m; Fig. 3) and severance channels (length 1.72 m, width 9 cm). A layer of quarrying debris (L102) comprising light colored, fine-grained soil and small- and medium-sized stones was noted in several places in the excavation sections (Fig. 7). This layer was discerned in places that were not damaged by the construction of the house, and most of the layer had apparently been removed from the excavation area at the time of the construction. The quarry was covered with an accumulation of terra rossa soil mixed with stones, a scant amount of pottery, as well as roof tiles and modern refuse. The pottery sherds date to the Iron Age and the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.
A square cistern with round corners (L106; depth 1.4 m; Fig. 8) was hewn inside the quarry. A layer of light pinkplaster (thickness 9 cm) containing black and gray inclusions was applied to its walls. The plaster in the cistern was repaired and covered with gray mortar. The cistern was part of a house that had been constructed in the Mahanayim quarter which was built in the mid-1930s (Shapiro 1958:74).