Sunday, 25 August 2019

1,800 year old mosaic uncovered at Caesarea

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JERUSALEM: Israeli archaeologists uncovered a rare 1,800-year-old Roman mosaic in the Caesarea National Park dating between the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD and the equivalent of an ancient shopping mall.

The excavation is part of the reconstruction work at the Crusaders-era entrance bridge to the port city and part of a promenade that will go from the town of Jisr al-Zarqa to the park, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said in a press release Thursday.

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It is the largest conservation and reconstruction project ever undertaken in Israel, representing an investment of more than 100 million shekels (upwards of $28,500,000) underwritten by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and the Caesarea Development Corporation.

It is the largest conservation and reconstruction project ever undertaken in Israel, representing an investment of more than 100 million shekels (upwards of $28,500,000) underwritten by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and the Caesarea Development Corporation.

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“Old Caesarea never stops surprising, fascinating and thrilling us, time after time revealing slices of history of worldwide significance,”, said Guy Swersky, vice chairman of the Edmond D. Rothschild Foundation.

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