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Byzantine mosaic found in Israel

A Byzantine mosaic floor has been found at the ancient city of Ashdod-Yam in Israel. The first evidence of a Georgian Christian presence on the shores of the Holy Land was uncovered during August excavations in the ancient city of Ashdod-Yam. Dating to the Byzantine period, a Greek inscription was found

Mosaic floor uncovered in England

A 1,600-year-old Roman mosaic floor has been unearthed in southeast England. The mosaic dates from 380 CE, in the last decades of Roman rule in Britain. It is 6 metres long, showing a range and combination of images that have not been seen on a Roman mosaic in the UK before. The

1,500-year-old mosaic floor found in Jerusalem

A 1,500-year-old mosaic floor containing a rare Greek inscription has been found in Jerusalem. An extremely rare ancient early Christian Greek inscription has been discovered about a kilometer north of Jerusalem’s Old City. The once-in-a-lifetime dream archaeological find was discovered by chance during infrastructure work for a phone cable. The intact 1,500-year-old

Roman mosaic uncovered in southern France

A Roman mosaic dating back to the 1st century B.C. has been uncovered in southern France. The archaeologists have identified two large mosaics decorated with traditional geometric motifs framing two central medallions composed of crowns, rays and chevrons. One of the medallions is surrounded by polychrome animals – an owl, a

4th-century A.D. mosaic floor found in Leicester

A 1,500-year-old Roman mosaic floor has been discovered in Leicester's city centre. "It's been a long time since we've found a large, well-preserved mosaic in Leicester "Stylistically, we believe it dates to the early fourth century AD. It would have originally been in a square room in the house. "It has a thick

2,000-year-old mosaic floors found in Turkey

Five mosaic floors which date back more than 2,000 years have been found in necropolis in southeastern Turkey. Five floor mosaics believed to date back 2,000 years have been unearthed during excavations in the southeastern province of ?anl?urfa. According to a written statement released by ?anl?urfa Metropolitan Municipality, some rock tombs were

Chariot racing mosaic found in Cyprus

The find depicts a chariot race at a hippodrome with one standing charioteer drawn by four horses. In total it shows four chariots in the race. Each one has inscriptions believed to be the name of the charioteer and the name of one of the horses. At three points along the

Roman mosaic found in Cyprus

A Roman-period mosaic depicting the 12 labours of Hercules has been found by sewage workers in Cyprus. The antiquities department said the mosaic was evidence that Ancient Kition — on which modern Larnaca was built — played an important role in establishing Roman culture in Cyprus. "However, up to this day Roman