• From The Associated Press
JERUSALEM — Israeli archaeologists said Monday they've discovered an unusually shaped 1,400-year-old wine press that was exceptionally large and advanced for its time.
The octagonal press measures 21 feet by 54 feet and was discovered in southern Israel, about 25 miles south of both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
"What we have here seems to be an industrial and crafts area of a settlement from the 6th to 7th Century, which was situated in the middle of an agricultural region," said excavation director Uzi Ad of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
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