By Michael Zeff
Tazpit News Agency
While jogging in the park around a Jerusalem neighborhood, a local runner stumbled upon an ancient ruin which wasn’t previously there.
The Jerusalem resident immediately reported the strange discovery to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), who confirmed that they had no archeological excavations going on in that neighborhood or any knowledge of any ruins.
However, after arriving on the scene, Jerusalem IAA archeologists were surprised to discover a 1,400 year old wine press fully and meticulously excavated out of the rock and exposed to the world.
“Our team was shocked” IAA spokesperson told the Tazpit News Agency “they saw a carefully exposed ancient wine press where none existed before, where not a single archeologist has ever even been digging”.
The mystery kept bothering IAA officials until it was discovered by the IAA team who took over the maintenance of the site that the ancient wine press was discovered and exposed by local children.
The neighborhood kids, it appears, were avid archeology fans and were simply “playing pretend” in the forest surrounding the neighborhood. Their game turned into reality when they were commended by the IAA for their care with the ruin, and the gentle work they put into exposing the winepress while preserving it at the same time.