Friday, April 05, 2013

Byzantine-era wine press etc.

HERE IS THE CHURCH, HERE IS THE STEEPLE ... Discoveries at Hamei Yoav: A 1,500 year old wine press and a ceramic model of a church.
JERUSALEM.- A settlement from the Byzantine period in which an impressive wine press and a ceramic model of a church were preserved was exposed in salvage excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted near Hamei Yoav prior to the construction of an events garden by the Shevet Ahim group, led by the Yifrah Brothers.

The link is to (and the quote from) an article at ArtDaily. The original IAA press release (from which the photo comes) is here (HT Joseph Lauer). Follow the links for more photos of the site.

photograph: Clara Amit, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority