The remains of an ancient wine factory discovered in the Khinis site in the Nineveh area of northern Iraq. Photo: Terra Di Ninive / AFP
The remains of an ancient wine factory discovered in the Khinis site in the Nineveh area of northern Iraq. Photo: Terra Di Ninive / AFP

Archaeologists in Iraq find 2,700-year-old wine press from rule of Assyrian kings

  • Carvings showing gods, kings and sacred animals date from the reigns of Sargon II (721-705 BC) and his son Sennacherib
  • The team unearthed giant stone basins cut into white rock that were used in commercial winemaking in the late 8th or early 7th century BC

Topic |   Archaeology and palaeontology
The remains of an ancient wine factory discovered in the Khinis site in the Nineveh area of northern Iraq. Photo: Terra Di Ninive / AFP
The remains of an ancient wine factory discovered in the Khinis site in the Nineveh area of northern Iraq. Photo: Terra Di Ninive / AFP
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