Tourist tip #366 / Hammat Tiberias' synagogue floor mosaic
The extraordinary floor of a 4th-century synagogue is a colorful stone carpet of wonderful workmanship and - for a synagogue - startling themes.
One of the finest ancient mosaic floors in Israel is what the under-visited site of Hammat Tiberias is all about. Little has survived of the town that lived in the shadow of Tiberias, its far larger and more important neighbor up the lake shore, but remains of three superimposed synagogues from the 3rd to the 8th centuries CE provide evidence of a flourishing and durable community.
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