In Israel in the Middle East, the ruins of a huge winery built during the Byzantine Empire about 1500 years ago have been excavated.

At that time, it was noted as a valuable discovery showing that commercial wines were mass-produced and widely distributed around the Mediterranean Sea.

The Israeli Archaeological Agency announced on the 11th that it had discovered the ruins of a Byzantine-era winery about 1500 years ago in Yavne, near Tel Aviv, the largest city.



The scale of the ruins is about 1 square kilometer, and the site where grape juice is squeezed and the remains of a warehouse for aging wine have been confirmed in the partitioned area, and earthenware of various sizes that seems to have contained wine was also excavated. Did.

According to the Archaeological Agency, it was considered to be one of the largest wineries in the world at that time, and it is estimated that it produced about 2 million liters of wine annually.



An archaeologist who conducted the excavation said, "I have never seen the ruins of a facility that is so large and has various functions for producing wine," and said that it was a commercial wine during the Byzantine Empire. It is said to be a valuable discovery showing that was mass-produced and widely distributed around the Mediterranean such as Rome and Jerusalem.

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