Calvary (Golgotha) Wine Press

Discovered in 1924, the ancient (probably Roman era) wine press indicates that the site was indeed a (fruit) garden and may very well have been owned by a wealthy person, adding to the speculation of the site being owned by Joseph of Arimathea. It is located south of the tomb's entrance.


The upper basin would have been used to stomp the grapes with a layer of straw underneath to protect the seeds and the juice would have been collected in the lower basin.


The wine press is not accuratly dated, originally there would have been a tent covering the press.

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