Morten Hørning Jensen

A cave at Yodfat contained remains of olive-oil production, which was one of several prosperous industries at Yodfat. The flat, fallen stone (A) in the center of the photo was one of two upright stones that supported baskets of olives being crushed. A wooden beam anchored in a socket (in the wall at back center) pressed the oil out of the olives into a collecting vat (also in back) with the help of two weight stones (B) hung from the free end of the beam.