The surface layer (L100) yielded a jar (Fig. 4:3) and a strainer jug decorated with a lace-like design (Fig. 4:4) from the Fatimid period. Beneath the surface layer were remains of a plaster floor (L101) that abutted a pillar (W102) built of fieldstones preserved to a height of three courses. A probe dug beside the pillar exposed remains of another plaster floor (L103); it was cut into when the pillar was erected. Floor 103 yielded a simple bowl (Fig. 4:1) and a yellow-glazed bowl with dark stripes on yellow slip of the Coptic Glazed type (Fig. 4:2) from the Fatimid period. The fill (L104) beneath the floor contained numerous body fragments of Early Islamic jars (not drawn).

Despite the limited extent of the excavation and the meager finds, they add to our knowledge of Ramla’s urban spread and architecture in the Fatimid period.