Archaeologists in Egypt have recently excavated a third area of a 2,000-year-old Greco-Roman winery along the Nile Delta at the archaeological site of Abu Al-Matameer in what is now the Beheira Governorate.
As Ahram Online reports, along with the third section of the Egyptian winery which was revealed after excavations, store galleries of the complex were also detected with a wall made of mud brick circling the whole area.
Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, explained that the many galleries of this Egyptian winery have highly unique and intricate architectural designs with plenty of mud brick walls. However, random pieces of limestone can also be found where mortar in the walls would normally be, and it is possible that the limestone was placed here to keep the rooms at an optimal temperature, according to Waziri.
"These blocks may have been used to achieve the temperature needed to preserve the wine."
In the storage rooms of the winery, Egyptian archaeologists discovered quite a sophisticated set-up as the rooms had been specially designed to be climate-controlled in order to keep the large amounts of wines held in them fresh and safe.