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Byzantine lantern and winepress found in Israel

Archaeologists excavating in southern Israel have unearthed a Byzantine-era lamp and a large winepress. The stone remnants of what must have been a significant wine-making apparatus include compartments for storing grapes, a treading floor, and pits for collecting liquid, all spread over an area of more than 100 yards. It would

Byzantine and Roman cemeteries found in Syria

Nine Byzantine and Roman cemeteries have been unearthed in southern Syria. The Syrian archaeological mission working at al-Gharia village unearthed nine cemeteries and a number of findings from the Byzantine and Roman eras. Hussein Zein-Eddin, head of the mission, said the findings included coins, pottery lanterns, bronze jewelry, beads, wood