The excavation area (3.0 × 4.5 m) is located c. 600 m north of the old city walls and c. 120 m from the beach, close to the Hellenistic cemetery, excavated by R. Lieberman-Wender, A. Thatcher and A. Moqari (‘Atiqot 37:169–173 [Hebrew; English summary, p. 178*]). Eighteen ballista stones of different sizes (diam. 20–42 cm) were discovered in the excavation, scattered across a uniform level within a layer of dark mud (Fig. 1). Fifty-two additional stones were exposed during antiquity inspections conducted around the excavation area. The stones probably remained at their place following the siege on the city during the Crusader-period wars.