The Barne’a Site

At the Barne’a Site, which is located in the Barne’a neighborhood of Ashkelon, finds were found which testify to the city’s being a center of wine production and commerce in the Byzantine period. At the Barne’a Site were found installations for the production of wine from the 3rd century CE, the remains of a winery, a factory for the production of pottery with the symbol of the Ashkelon Winery, and more. Ashkelon’s wine was considered famous in neighboring countries, such as Egypt and Syria, and many of the residents of Ashkelon and its surroundings lived on this industry. At the Barne’a Site were also found the burial sites of children from approximately the same period and the remains of Byzantine churches. 

Address: Ashkelon
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