Two squares excavated southeast of the Pool of the Arches (Fig. 2; Toueg and Arnon 2019) contained meager architectural remains from the Early Islamic period.

A floor (L103; Fig. 3) and a wall stump (W108) were exposed in the eastern square. The accumulations in a probe excavated beneath the wall (L107) yielded Early Islamic potsherds (not drawn). A probe excavated beneath the floor (L104) yielded a fragment of a barbotine-type strainer jug (Fig. 4:5). The accumulations over the floor (L102) contained a fragment of an Early Islamic bowl (Fig. 4:1).

In the western square, part of a floor (L110; Fig. 5) and a wall (W106) were uncovered. Beside the wall were the remains of a tabun (L105) and Early Islamic pottery, including a casserole (Fig. 4:3), the lid of a cooking-pot (Fig. 4:4) and a strainer-jug handle (Fig. 4:6). A bowl fragment (Fig. 4:2) from the same period was found on the surface. Glass shards (not drawn) and an almost completely worn ‘Abbasid fals (750–850 CE; IAA 174832) were also retrieved.

The Pool of the Arches, adjacent to the excavation site, was a source of water for the city’s inhabitants from the Early Islamic period until the beginning of the tenth century CE. When the pool ceased to be used as a water source, activity in the immediate vicinity was evidently affected and this probably accounts for the poor preservation of the structures uncovered in the current excavation.