(Jerusalem Post) Scientists from the Antiquities Authority discovered an ancient olive press during an excavation in Jerusalem, the authority announced on Tuesday.

The archeologists uncovered the press – ensconced in a karst cave – while digging out the grounds upon which a student dormitory will be built for the nearby Jerusalem College of Technology, the Antiquities Authority said.

“This ancient press for producing olive oil, whose date could not be clearly ascertained, was in all likelihood one that belonged to an old town or a farm that was on these premises,” read a statement from the authority.

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