Byzantine winery unearthed on Black Sea coast

Published on August 5th, 2010 | by Admin


An ancient winery has been discovered during exploration of a Late Antiquity/Early Byzantine fortress on Bulgarias northern Black Sea coast.

The supposed winery, according to reports, consisted of two stone buildings connected through a wooden passage. One of them would be filled with grapes that were pressed with large rectangular stones.

Several structures thought to be ancient wineries have been found in Bulgaria so far, although their function isn’t known for sure, Professor Valeri Yotov, the head of the archaeological team from the Varna Archaeology Museum, explained. The tests on the new find, which are yet to come out, might make it the first properly uncovered ancient winery in the country, he said.

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