On this beautiful Saturday morning, some of us decided to explore the area around our site, which is very rich in archaeological remains. We hiked to Horvat Rimmon (Ruin of the Pomegranate), just one kilometer south of our site (Tell Halif=biblical Rimmon). H. Rimmon was occupied in the Roman/Byzantine periods and has prominent remains of a synagogue and other structures, such as cave dwellings and more. One of the ancient installations we encounters is a wine-press cut in bedrock.
So, here on the top is the wine-press and on the bottom are the hardy hikers standing in the middle of the press.