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2,600-Year-Old Phoenician Winery Discovered in Lebanon

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Wine drinking culture dates back thousands of years. Further evidence of that was recently unearthed when archeologists in Lebanon excavated a wine press believed to be used as early as 7th century B.C., as reported Monday by National Geographic.
The remains of the 2,600-year-old wine press were discovered during an archaeological dig at Tell el-Burak, a Lebanese city that lies close to the Mediterranean sea, in what would have been ancient Phoenician homelands. The study was first published by the journal Antiquity.
The press comprises a large basin where grapes are believed to have been...
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