Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Vintage Phoenicians

PHOENICIAN WATCH: 2,600-year-old wine ‘factory’ unearthed in Lebanon. The oldest press found in the country was used by ancient Phoenicians to manufacture vintages once adored around the Mediterranean (TOM METCALFE, National Geographic). The link to the underlying article in the journal Antiquity is bad. But this seems to be the article:
Phoenician lime for Phoenician wine: Iron Age plaster from a wine press at Tell el-Burak, Lebanon

Adriano Orsingher (a1), Silvia Amicone (a2), Jens Kamlah (a1), Hélène Sader (a3) ...
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2020.4Published online by Cambridge University Press: 15 September 2020
It looks as though you can access the article from Cambridge Core for free.

Lots of ancient wine presses have been found in Israel. I have linked to stories about many of them. Run "wine press" through the search engine to access them.

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