Hewn out of the rock on the slope of the hill, this Canaanite wine-press is near Ain-Karim, the birthplace of John the Baptist. In the central vat of the wine-press the man is seen standing.. Above this is another enclosure where the grapes are stored before being thrown into the main vat to be trodden under foot. The juice runs down into smaller vats from which the wine is carried away to neighbouring homes, the press being at the service of all who pay rent to its owner. An early photograph.