A miqwe (ritual bath) was discovered in June 2000, when damaged by mechanical equipment in the process of preparing a lot for the construction of a new house on a slope above a tributary of Nahal Zippori, at the southeastern outskirts of Reina, near Nazeret (Map ref. NIG 2305/7359; OIG 1805/2359). The miqwe was inspected by Y. Alexandre on behalf of the Antiquities Authority.
The damaged rock-cut installation (2.1 × 1.4 m, height 2.0 m; Fig. 1) contained small quantity of fill that was removed under supervision. The plan was not complete, but the extant remains exhibited significant features that indicated the installation was a miqwe. Three worn stairs led down into the miqwe; the upper stairs were destroyed. A small area in the southwestern corner (0.6 m × 0.4 m; Fig. 2) was hewn out 0.2 m below floor level. A layer of gray hydraulic plaster, c. 2 cm thick, coated the floor, walls and ceiling. The small quantity of potsherds in the fill included a Hellenistic storage jar rim, some early and late Roman, as well as a few Byzantine fragments. The potsherds could not be used to date the installation, but the hydraulic plaster is considered to be of late Roman or Byzantine date. No building was found in direct association with the installation. It is possible that related building remains were previously destroyed by mechanical equipment. On the basis of the miqwe's size it is assumed to have been connected to a private residence.
The miqwe is located on the southwestern edge of the archaeological site of ‘En Rani, c. 100 m from the spring of ‘En Rani (today dry) and to the west of Har Yona. The site of ‘En Rani was surveyed by Z. Gal, revealing building remains, possibly of collapsed towers, together with pottery from the Byzantine period (Map of Har Tavor  and Map of ‘En Dor :29*, No. 27). Roman-period sites for the manufacture of stone vessels were discerned within a radius of 1 km from ‘En Rani (Map of Har Tavor  and Map of ‘En Dor :27*, No. 18; other sites not yet published). Stone vessels were customarily used by the Jewish population and the discovery of the miqwe provides further illustration for Jewish presence in this area.