Wednesday, January 24, 2018

New images of Huqoq mosaics shown in Chester

THAT'S TONIGHT! WISH I COULD GO. University of Chester to show for the first time rare biblical mosaics uncovered in Israel. The panels will be exhibited at a lecture on January 24 (Leah Jones, Chester Chronicle).
Images of stunning mosaic panels, uncovered during excavations in Lower Galilee in Israel, are to be shared for the first time in the UK during a lecture at the University of Chester.

The panels are part of the Huqoq Excavation Project - an astonishingly rare and hugely significant discovery of a late Roman/Byzantine synagogue, which has attracted widespread international media attention.

Archaeologist Dr Dennis Mizzi, from the University of Malta, will be unveiling photos of the panels, which depict an array of biblical scenes.

For more on the Huqoq excavation and the mosaics found there, start here and follow the links. And while we're at it, for some images of the Roman ruins in Chester, see here.

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