Recently Discovered Mosaics

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About 1,600 years ago, the Galilee region of modern-day northern Israel was under the rule of the Christian Roman Empire. Historians had long speculated that the Jewish communities in the area were somewhat stifled during this period of harsh Byzantine oversight, yet the ongoing archaeological excavation of the ruins of a 5th-century synagogue implies the opposite: Semitic arts and culture were continuing to flourish.

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Recently Discovered Mosaics

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