Byzantine lagar and lantern discovered in southern Israel

Byzantine lagar and lantern discovered in southern Israel

At Hamei Yoav spa between Ashkelon and Kiryat Gat, in southern Israel, have been found remains of the Byzantine period while works were being carried out for the construction of a garden that will offer outdoor events. During the excavations the archaeologists found a wine press and a lantern in the shape of a miniature church.

The stone remains of what could be a wine press They include compartments for storing the grapes, a raceway and wells where the liquid was deposited distributed along an area that measures about 100 yards and that may have been in use 1,500 years ago.

The temple-shaped lantern It has cross-shaped openings that project light when turned on. The existence of this object suggests to archaeologists that the owner of the press may have belonged to the Christian religion.

The wineryFor its part, it is close to the old route that led to the port of Ashkelon, which suggests that there may have been the export of wine from this area to Europe and North Africa.

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