Israel opens for public viewing a 1,700 yr-old mosaic floor recently discovered during the construction of a new visitor center in Lod.
A 1,700-year-old mosaic floor uncovered in Lod was opened for public viewing for the first time on Monday. The mosaic was discovered during the building of a visitor center meant to display another mosaic that had been found in the same place 20 years ago. “At that time Lod was called Diospolis and was the district capital, until it was replaced by Ramla after the Muslim conquest. The building was used for a very long time,” Dr. Continue Reading »
Members of the Israel Caving Club uncovered a rare treasure including silver coins minted during the reign of Alexander the Great who conquered Israel during the Hellenestic period.
By Itay Blumenthal
Israeli tourists discovered a rare treasure trove filled with 2,300-year-old coins, and silver and copper objects inside a cave in northern Israel.
Jewelry found in ancient cave. – Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority
“Thanks to the work of honest citizens, we will be able to better understand the history of Israel,” said Amir Ganor, director of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
About two weeks ago, members of the Israel Caving Club – Reuven Zachai, his son Chen and friend Lior Hiloni – went out on a preparation trip in a large stalactite cave in northern Israel before the rest of the club members joined in. Continue Reading »
Archeological findings reveal beautifully preserved 1,500-year old mosaic and 5 written engravings in the impressive 22-meter long basilica building partitioned by white marble columns.
By Matan Tzuri
An archeology excavation mission being conducted in southern Israel revealed an impressive and yet unknown church covered with a breathtaking Byzantine mosaic.
The Byzantine mosaic – Photo: IAA
The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) discovery Wednesday near the Haredi community of Aluma near Kiryat Gat took place in wake of the prior discovery of the ruins of the infrastructure of what is believed to be an ancient city.
Archeologists believe the church served as a main altar for Christian ritual sacrifice roughly 1,500 years ago. Continue Reading »