Byzantine Industrial Press Discovered in Jaffa

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The industrial press at Jaffa. Photograph courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced the discovery of a Byzantine-era liquid press in the Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality on Wednesday. Likely used as a fruit/grape press for producing wine, the sixth to seventh-century find is unique in its typology and its location, relatively far away from the majority of the antiquities discovered at Tel Yafo. The press features an impermeable industrial mosaic surface commonly found in contemporaneous presses, which directed the liquid into adjacent vats. The IAA’s urban excavation will continue in areas around the discovery, and archaeologists associated with the project hope that they have uncovered part of a larger industrial installation.

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  • sf says

    did oranges and grapefruits arrive from China
    in the Byzantine Era?


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