Oilpress

$5.00

Description

An oilpress was discovered inside a cave at Kh. el-Maqatir. The olives were deposited through the hole in the ceiling and put in circular baskets. These were stacked and placed under a beam that was weighed down with stone weights. Two upright stones supported a screw press that may additionally have been used for pressing olives. The olive oil was stored in the large vat at the right of the reconstruction drawing.