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Largest-ever Byzantine Wine Press Found in Central Israel

The largest wine press in the entire Byzantine world was discovered recently in central Israel. Archaeologists say that the gigantic wine factory could produce an astounding 2 million liters of wine per year. Located in Yavneh, an area which has...

Byzantine Era Coin Showing Emperor Heraclius Discovered in Israel

A Byzantine era coin showing Emperor Heraclius on one side and Golgotha, the site of Jesus Christ's crucifixion on the other -- along with a complete winepress -- was unearthed this week outside Tel Aviv, Israel. Both the 1,400-year-old currency...