2021-10-14

Archaeologists found the ruins of a medieval winery at the yafna site in Israel

By yqqlm yqqlm

Obviously, yafune was also a major wine producer in the middle ages. According to a post on the Facebook page of the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA), archaeologists have excavated the former wine factory, which may be the largest wine factory in the world during the Byzantine era about 1500 years ago

Archaeologists found the ruins of a medieval winery at the yafna site in Israel

this latest archaeological discovery found five wine tanks, as well as pedals for pressing grapes and warehouses for storing wine for aging. Archaeologists also found a pottery kiln for firing long clay binaural bottles (“Gaza cans”) for storing wine, as well as some complete cans, tens of thousands of fragments, various children’s toys and other cultural relics. The team also found older wine jars from the Persian period about 2300 years ago. The excavation shows that the wine industry at the site has existed for many centuries

Archaeologists found the ruins of a medieval winery at the yafna site in Israel(1)

the calculation of the production capacity of these wine tanks shows that about 2 million liters of wine are sold on the market every year, and the whole process is carried out manually. Gaza and Ashkelon wine’is considered to be a high-quality wine brand in the ancient world. Its reputation has spread far and wide, a bit like the origin and quality of Yafa orange from Israel today. Now, archaeologists seem to have found the main production center of this famous wine. From here, the wine is transported to the port and then to the whole Mediterranean region

Archaeologists found the ruins of a medieval winery at the yafna site in Israel(2)