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Vandals smash 1,600-year-old mosaic

Vandals in Tiberias, Israel, have severely damaged a 1,600-year-old mosaic located in an ancient synagogue. Israel Antiquities Authority deputy director Uzi Dahari said a fringe group of ultra-Orthodox Jews were suspected of causing the damage, much of it irreversible. Dahari said the graffiti scrawled across parts of the archaeological site and

7,000-seat Roman amphitheatre unearthed in Israel

A 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheatre has been unearthed near Tiberias, in Israel. The late Professor Izhar Hirschfeld and Yossi Stepansky, the archaeologists heading the excavation, initially stated the structure was from the 2nd or 3rd century C.E., but later quickly realized that they go all the way back to the beginning of