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February 21 2013

Israeli Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Industrial Installation


“Installations such as this one are usually identified as wine presses for producing wine from grapes, and it is also possible they were used to produce wine or alcoholic beverage from other types of fruit that grew in the region,” the archaeologists said.

Yafo’s rich and diverse agricultural tradition has a history thousands of years old beginning with references to the city and its fertile fields in ancient Egyptian documents up until Yafo’s orchards in the Ottoman period.

“This is the first important building from the Byzantine period to be uncovered in this part of the city.

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