Thursday, February 08, 2018

Roman-era mosaic and inscription uncovered at Caesarea

ARCHAEOLOGY: WATCH: RARE ROMAN MOSAIC FROM 2ND - 3RD CENTURIES CE UNCOVERED IN CAESAREA. Discovery of 1,800-year-old antiquity part of largest conservation and reconstruction project ever undertaken in Israel (Daniel K. Eisenbud, Jerusalem Post).
A rare 1,800-year-old Byzantine-era Roman mosaic from the 2nd-3rd centuries CE bearing an inscription in ancient Greek was recently discovered at Caesarea National Park, on the coast of Central Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Thursday.

There's a description of the mosaic, which was under a Byzantine-era building. The article gives no further details about the inscription. The video gives a drone's-eye-view of the excavation.

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