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Early Christian Olive Press on Display in Mytilene's Archaeological Museum

elaiourgeiomitiliniAn olive press dating back to the early Christian era, found on the Aegean island of Lesvos, is to be presented to the public for the first time on Wednesday, in an event at Mytilene’s new Archaeological Museum. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the evening and will be attended by culture ministry general secretary Maria Andreadaki Vlazaki.
The ancient oil mill used to produce olive oil was found during digging to repair the Thermi-Pigi-Lambou Mylon provincial road and was put on display in the atrium of the island’s new archaeological museum. There will also be a special presentation to visitors showing all the informational material collected about the specific find, explaining to visitors how it worked and how it was used in the specific era.
The Lesvos antiquities service said the olive press was part of a large farming and craftwork complex linked to the production and exploitation of the island’s produce, such as grains, olive oil and wine, which had been in constant use from the 2nd until the 6th centuries A.D.
(source: ana-mpa)

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