Antiquities Department in the course of archaeological excavations was discovered in the Negev, the structure of the 4th century BC, which preserved winepress for the production of wine. On Tuesday, July 25, the website Walla.
According to the archaeologist, Tali Gini, «the southern Negev known as the agricultural district in which the grapes were grown for wine production in the Byzantine Empire.» She told me that she discovered in the building probably housed a Roman military unit.
The mill, located in the building, has a diameter of 2.5 meters and depth 2 meters. It is estimated that it can accommodate a 6.5 cubic meters of liquid.
Dr, the Gini suggested why davilina stopped using it. In the 6th century in this area there was an epidemic that led to the decline in demand for wine. At the end of the era of the Byzantine Empire was abandoned and the building itself.
The discovery of the winepress was a big surprise to archaeologists, as was known only one such facility located in the building. It is located in the ancient Nabataean city of Avdat in. After the excavation is completed the site is planned to open for visitors.