Vineyard in Wadi Biyar

Vineyard in Wadi Biyar, West Bank, Israel. Photograph by Todd Bolen.

Between the ninth and sixth centuries B.C.E. in the Levant, wine evolved from a luxury served sparingly at Assyrian banquets to a commodity listed among basic military supplies. The impressive treading floor and vats recently discovered at Jezreel point to the site as an important wine-producing center.

Vineyard in Wadi Biyar, West Bank, Israel.

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