Byzantine-era church, mosaic uncovered in southern Israel
Sixth-century edifice, found during salvage dig ahead of Moshav Aluma construction, features magnificent mosaic floor.
Over the past three months, Antiquities Authority employees have been uncovering a Byzantine-era church near Moshav Aluma in the Lachish district. The church, which contains a magnificent mosaic floor, was discovered during a salvage dig prior to the construction of a new neighborhood on the moshav. Dr. Daniel Varga, who headed the excavation together with...
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