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1,700-Year-Old Roman Mosaic Found Accidentally By Construction Workers

Published 4 years ago

Many new discoveries are made totally at random, and archeology isn’t immune to this phenomenon. Recently, a beautiful Roman mosaic was uncovered in Lod, Israel. It is dated to about 300 A. D. The discovery was made while building a visitor center for the Lod Mosaic.

As you might gather from the name, this isn’t he first Mosaic from Lod. The first one was discovered in 90’s and has toured the world, visiting the Metropolitan, the Louvre and the State Hermitage. The discovery had also been a happy accident since the first mosaic was found by workers building a highway. The mosaics, who have weathered the ages extremely well, belonged to one wealthy villa and experts say that many more might still remain under the modern buildings in the area.

More info: lodmosaic.org | mfa.gov.il (h/t: mymodernmet)

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Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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