1,700 year old Roman mosaic re-exposed in Israel

Published on July 2nd, 2009 | by Admin

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In 1996 an amazing Roman mosaic was found in Israel, but due to funding problems it was recovered until the 13-year dig was completed.

The 1,700 year old mosaic floor, which is one of the most magnificent and largest mosaics ever revealed in Israel, was first uncovered in the city of Lod in 1996. The mosaic is a real archaeological gem and extraordinarily well-preserved. It covers an area of approximately 180 square meters and is composed of colored carpets that depict in detail mammals, birds, fish, a variety of flora and the sailing and merchant ships that were used at the time. The purpose of the building in which the mosaic floor was placed is not known.

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