Two excavation squares were opened, revealing a monumental structure, probably from the Hellenistic period; its use is unclear at this stage. The structure is located in the district of Sussita (Hippos), c. 2 km northwest of the excavation. The site is situated on a hilltop between Nahal ‘En Gev on the north and Wadi Barbara, a tributary of Nahal Mezar, on the south. The northern slope of the hill is steep, with high, narrow terraces, while the southern slope is moderate. Numerous basalt ashlars and architectural elements were found scattered on the northern slope. In the past, an unpaved path was cut through one of the terraces, destroying some of the remains. When weather conditions are good, the western coast of the Kinneret can be seen in the distance, as well as the mountains of the eastern Galilee. A survey of the site revealed a building constructed of soft chalk ashlars (Hartal and Ben Efraim 2012: Site 99).

The excavation revealed the northwest corner of a solid structure with two broad walls (W311/303, W312; width c. 2.5 m; Figs. 2, 3). The walls were dry-built of two rows of ashlars (average size 0.3 × 0.4 × 0.5 m) set as headers and stretchers, with a core of compact earth and basalt fieldstones (Fig. 4); the inner face of W312 was built of ashlars with drafted margins. The walls were founded on a platform built of ashlars, which was slightly wider than the wall (L314; Fig. 5), except for the southern part of W303 which was set on the smoothed basalt bedrock (L316). Wall 303 was built into a foundation trench cut in the basalt rock (max. depth 1 m), while Walls 311 and 312 were built into a layer of red/orange tuff. The walls were preserved to a maximum height of three courses. Walls 303 and 311 were two parts of the same wall, with a 0.1 m width difference between them; they met at the edge of the slope, suggesting that the wall was divided into two parts due to topographical constraints. The southern part of W303 was destroyed in the past by mechanical equipment, and its stones were found pushed into a heap to its east (L310; Fig. 5). In places where the stones of the wall and its core had not been preserved, soft soil (L305) had accumulated on the platform; a small iron spearhead (Fig. 6) was unearthed in this soil.

Northeast of the two squares, the outer face of a wall was cleaned, apparently the continuation of W312. A pilaster built of three large ashlars on a stone base protruded from the wall a about its mid-point (Figs. 7, 8). Aerial photographs reveal that the wall east of the pilaster slightly changes its direction, turning to the southeast.

The pottery from the excavation was meager, comprising mainly body sherds. The assemblage included a bowl (Fig. 9:1), a cooking pot (Fig. 9:2), bag-shaped jars (Fig. 9:3–5), jugs (Fig. 9:6, 7), a cooking-pot lid (Fig. 9:8) and an imported lamp (Fig. 9:9), all of which were dated to the third–second centuries BCE.