Thursday, October 07, 2010

6th century Byzantine mosaic uncovered in Israel

A Byzantine mosaic dating to the 6th century AD has been discovered in Israel. The find was made by researchers from the University of Haifa, who were excavating at Tel Shikmona, which lies near the Mediterranean coast near the city of Haifa.

The researchers believe the mosaic is part of an ecclesiastical structure. The excavations are taking place as part of a project funded by the Hecht Foundation, to expand the Hecht Park in Haifa, Israel, annex it to Tel Shikmona, and transform Shikmona into a public archaeological park.

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