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The sheer scale of the production suggests that the press was most likely connected to a local Byzantine army unit and possibly supplied their wine ration or the winery was producing a lot of wine for export.This is not the first time that a newly discovered find in Israel is closely linked with wine production.Wine is believed first to have been vinted in Mesopotamia about 6,000 years ago.
They saw that whoever was doing the unauthorized and entirely unknown (to the IAA) dig was doing it carefully.
During maintenance work near the Ramat Negev Regional Council, a team of Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists uncovered a vast Byzantine-era building dating to the fourth century AD, inside of which were found the remains of a wine press.
What makes the new find really rare is that only one other press of this type has been found before in the Negev region.
This demonstrates that wealthy Viking aristocrats slept as they lived: quite comfortably.
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Director of the development project in the area, Dr.