The exhibit is part of the archeological garden at Givat Hatitora Click for sign's details
The crunching facility was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image Click for a larger image
Another crunch facility is located in the archeological garden in Azor Click for sign's details Translation of the text on the sign
Symbol of the Israel Antiquities Authority
Branding symbol of the Modiin Maccabim Reut Municipality The crunching facility
The crushing stone - a device for crushing olives - is also known as millstones of olives (Mishnah Zavim 4, 2). Consists of two parts of stone in which a hinge and a wooden shaft were combined: a lower stone - the crushing basin, on which the olives were placed and an upper stone - the crusher, wheel-shaped, which crushed the olives. The facility was operated by animal power and sometimes also by manpower. The beginnings of facilities of this type are probably in the Persian period (late 4th century BC).