Byzantine-Era Mosaic Discovered in Central Israel

It was unearthed at Tel Yavne

According to a CNN report, a mosaic dated to between A.D. 300 and 400 has been unearthed at Tel Yavne, which is located in central Israel.

The multicolored, rectangular floor features geometric motifs surrounded by a black frame. “It’s the first time in Yavne that they found a colored mosaic floor,” said Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Elie Haddad.

Several coins were found under the floor, which is thought to be part of a home situated near an industrial area. Wine presses and a warehouse were also uncovered.

feature image: Ayia Kyriaki Chrysopiliotisa, Pafos, Cyprus 

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