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Skeleton mosaic found during construction in Turkey

Construction in a dining room in Turkey has led to the discovery of a floor mosaic with a depiction of a skeleton. “There are three scenes on glass mosaics made of black tiles. Two things are very important among the elite class in the Roman period in terms of social activities:

Mosaic floor unearthed in Turkey

A luxurious mosaic floor has been found in the ancient Roman city of Doliche in Turkey. Münster classical scholars discovered invaluable ancient Syrian mosaics and buildings and are excavating one of the few sites that are currently accessible for studies on ancient Roman Syria despite the tense political situation in the

1,500-year-old Byzantine mosaic restored

A 1,500-year-old mosaic depicting ancient street scenes which was removed for conservation from the floor of a Byzantine church has been returned for display in Israel. According to archaeologists Sa‘ar Ganor and Dr. Rina Avner of the Israel Antiquities Authority, “The appearance of buildings on mosaic floors is a rare phenomenon

Roman mosaic undergoes conservation

A Roman mosaic from the 4th century A.D. has undergone conversation work at the ancient city of August Traiana in Bulgaria. The Dionysus’s Procession mosaic has been shown to the media and the public at a special ceremony in the Stara Zagora Regional Museum of History, four years after its discovery

New mosaics found in Galilee synagogue

Researchers working in the east aisle of a 5th-century synagogue in Galilee have uncovered new portions of floor mosaics. New digging reveals that the inscription is in the center of a large square panel with human figures, animals and mythological creatures arranged symmetrically around it, Magness said. These include winged putti

Christian mosaic floor unearthed in Nazareth

An early Christian mosaic floor has been uncovered at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth. The unearthed mosaic is approximately six feet below the present church level. "The mosaic floor is beautifully decorated with multiple stylized crosses and iconography," Freund said. The floor was uncovered as a result

Three mosaics found in southern Turkey

Three new mosaics have been found at the Greco-Roman centre of Zeugma, located in southern Turkey. The uncovered mosaics were displayed at a press conference attended by Gaziantep Mayor Fatma ?ahin and the head of the excavations, Professor Kutalm?? Görkay. Görkay said excavations at Zeugma, which was one of the most important

Byzantine mosaics found in Israel

Intact mosaics have been found on the floors of a Byzantine monastery found in the Negev Desert. These tiles have managed to retain their vibrant blue, red, yellow and green colors over the centuries. The floor decorations, IAA officials say, include inscriptions in Greek and the Syriac language, which contain rather