Huge Mosaic in the West Bank Unveiled After Multi-year Restoration

The mosaic panel at Hisham's Palace in the city of Jericho is one of the largest in the world

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The inside of the renovated Hisham's Palace, in Jericho.
The inside of the renovated Hisham's Palace, in Jericho.Credit: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters
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One of the largest mosaic panels in the world has been unveiled after a $12 million multi-year restoration project at Hisham's Palace in Jericho in the West Bank.

The Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on Sunday unveiled the Umayyad-era mosaic, a total of 38 carpet-like mosaic panels covering 827 square meters.

Elevated platforms were built to assure that the visitors can enjoy the site of the mosaic without treading on it.

Palestinians outside of Hisham's Palace.Credit: Mohomad Torokman/Reuters
An aerial view of Hisham's Palace.Credit: Mohomad Torokman/Reuters
Hisham's PalaceCredit: Mohomad Torokman/Reuters
The inside of Hisham's Palace.Credit: Mohomad Torokman/Reuters

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