Thursday, July 28, 2016

Byzantine-era pottery workshop found in the Galilee

ARCHAEOLOGY: Rare Pottery Workshop Discovered in Galilee (Megan Gannon, Live Science).
An ancient potters' workshop dating back to Roman times has been discovered in Galilee, in northern Israel.

The Israel Antiquities Authority announced that excavations in Shlomi, a town near the Lebanon border, have revealed a ceramic factory where storage jars and vessels for wine and oil would have been made 1,600 years ago. Archaeologists working at the site said this workshop is notable for its carefully constructed rock-cut kiln.

As the article notes, ancient glass kilns were also discovered recently in Israel.