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May 13 2013

Magnificent Mosaic from Byzantine Period Unearthed in Israel


The team headed by Dr Rina Avner has uncovered remains of a settlement dating to Byzantine period (4-6th centuries CE).

Among other finds, the site has yielded a main building – a large hall about 12 m long x 8.5 m wide.

“Its ceiling was apparently covered with roof tiles. The hall’s impressive opening and the breathtaking mosaic that adorns its floor suggest that the structure was a public building,” the Israel Antiquities Authority said in a statement.

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