During December 2011, a salvage excavation was conducted at 8 Vilna Street in Ramla (Permit No. A-6376; map ref. 18686–8/64882–5), prior to construction. The excavation, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and underwritten by the Ramla municipality, was directed by V. Eshed, with the assistance of Y. Amrani (administration) and Y. Elisha (preliminary inspections).
One square (3×3 m; Figs. 1, 2) was opened in the middle of the area slated for construction. A number of stones, possibly remains of a wall aligned east–west, were discovered c. 2 m below the surface.
Fragments of pottery vessels ascribed to the Early Islamic period (eighth–eleventh centuries CE) and raw blue colored glass, which might be indicative of a glass workshop in the region, were found.