Monday, October 11, 2021

Vast Byzantine-era winepress complex excavated at Yavneh

VINTAGE ARCHAEOLOGY: Archaeological Sensation in Yavne: Ancient World’s Largest Complex of Winepresses Uncovered (The Jewish Press).
It appears that the town of Yavne, home to the Sanhedrin in exile after the destruction of the Second Temple, became a worldwide powerhouse of wine production some 1,500 years ago. A vast, well-designed industrial estate from the Byzantine period with an impressive wine production complex—the largest of its kind in the world in that period—has been excavated in the city of Yavne over the past two years.


PaleoJudaica posts on ancient winepresses, mostly in Israel, are collected here, plus here and here.

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