Half an excavation square was opened at the entrance to the Ramla municipal marketplace, near the Great Mosque (Fig. 1). After a modern building was demolished, two foundation walls (W1, W3; Fig. 2) of a building probably dating from the Ottoman period were exposed. Beneath these walls was a plastered wall (W2; Fig. 3), well-built of ashlars and a core of fieldstones bonded in white mortar. A similarly built and plastered wall (W4) abutted W2 from the north. The lower part of the wall was curved (Fig. 4). Below it was a vaulted space (L101; upper diam. 1.7 m; Figs. 4, 5), which was filled with modern-day refuse; hence, only its upper part was excavated. The installation was previously surveyed and identified as a well.
Pottery vessels dating to the Ottoman period (eighteenth–nineteenth century CE) were collected in from the top soil: two bowls (Fig. 6:1, 2), a brown glazed bowl (Fig.6:3), a basin (Fig. 6:4), a terra-cotta pipe (Fig. 6:5), jars (Fig. 6:6–8) and a lid (Fig. 6:9).