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Archaeology in Israel: Roman Era Mosaic

Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority announced in February 2018 the discovery of a rare, colorful 1,800-year old Roman era mosaic in Caesarea.  The well-preserved mosaic was uncovered during the excavation of a Byzantine-era building, which had been built approximately 300 years after the mosaic underneath it was made.  Measuring 3.5 meters by 8 meters, the mosaic includes a depiction of three men wearing togas as well as a damaged Greek inscription.  The mosaic is extremely detailed, with an estimated 12,000 stones per square meter.  

Sources: Israeli archaeologists unearth 1,800-year-old mosaic, Reuters, (February 8, 2018);
Amanda Borschel-Dan.  Rare Greek inscription and colorful 1,800-year-old mosaic uncovered at Caesarea, Times of Israel, (February 8, 2018).