1,600-year-old Byzantine Mosaic Carpet to Go on Display in Israeli Museum

Ruth Schuster
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A 1,600-year-old mosaic carpet found right next to the Byzantine-era industrial zone of Yavneh is to be placed on public display at the city’s cultural center, the Israel Antiquities Authority and city announced on Monday.

In Israel, infrastructure works are generally preceded by archaeological exploration of the site in case there’s anything worth preserving, or at least knowing about. Many a site is explored and then covered back over for the development to proceed.

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