Byzantine Mosaic excavated in Israel

Source: HeritageDaily

March 22, 2023


Archaeologists have excavated a Byzantine Mosaic, decorated with floral designs in the Shoham Industrial Zone, located in the Shephelah region of Israel.

The excavations are part of a community project to restore the archaeological site of Horvat El-Bira, an ancient settlement which was covered over by development works during the late 20th century. The mosaic was part of an ancient church first discovered during the 1980’s, but was subsequently reburied to preserve the remains.

During the Roman period, the site was the location of a rural villa complex and several agricultural related buildings.

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