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Mosaic floor (with images of lions, foxes, fish and peacocks) of a Byzantine Church in Hirbet Madras, Israel.

Israeli archaeologist Miriam Avissar kneels alongside an ancient Roman mosaic as it is revealed some 13 years after it was first discovered in the ruins of a 4th century AD building, on July 1, 2009 in Lod in central Israel. The beautiful 1,700 year old mosaic floor, which is regarded as one of the most magnificent and largest ever revealed in Israel, was first uncovered in 1996 during a project to upgrade the city's sewage system.

Miriam Avissar in Ancient Roman Mosaic Revealed In Israel

iriam Avissar, the archaeologist who discovered the mosaic, thought that the exotic animals might allude to public spectacles in regional amphitheaters

Roman bakery oven, Pompeii

Once again, a glimpse into the life of Roman cooking and baking. The arch is a huge hint that this is actually from Roman times, since it was a new development to them. Pompeii - Wood Fired Roman Oven at a Bakery

In 2008, on a dig in the First Nation’s Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin, archaeologists made a small but stunning discovery: a tiny clay pot. Though it might not have seemed very impressive at first glimpse, this little piece of pottery was determined to be about 800 years old. And inside that pot? Something that changes how we’re... View Article

800-Year-Old Seeds Have Grown Into A History-Altering Plant

In on a dig in the First Nation’s Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin, archaeologists found a small, 800 year-old clay pot. It held seeds from a long-extinct squash, which actually grew when planted.

Archaeologists have uncovered an extraordinary mosaic that wouldve been used as the floor of a public building during the Byzantine Period in what is today Israel.

Stunning Byzantine mosaic uncovered in Israel

Archaeologists have uncovered an extraordinary mosaic that would've been used as the floor of a public building during the Byzantine Period in what is today Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced.

33 Incredibly Fascinating Photos----1st picture ever taken after the Chernobyl disaster

33 Incredibly Fascinating Photos

Curiosities: Incredibly Interesting Pictures ~ The First Ever Photo Taken Of The Chernobyl Disaster, 14 Hours After The Explosion

The above mosaic is part of the ancient Tel Shiloh church, also known as the Church of the Ark because the ark of the covenant was kept there in a pre-Temple of Solomon enclosure until it was taken by the Philistines.

The above mosaic is part of the ancient Tel Shiloh church, also known as the Church of the Ark because the ark of the covenant was kept there in a pre-Temple of Solomon enclosure until it was taken by the Philistines.

Ancient church discovered at site where Ark of the Covenant once stood -- Three-room church dating back to fourth century C.E., discovered in Tel Shilo in Samaria, is one of the earliest churches to be excavated in the region • Church discovered accidentally after rainfall prompts archaeologists to dig drainage ditch. [...] [04/21/13]

Ancient church discovered at site where Ark of the Covenant once stood -- Three-room church dating back to fourth century C., discovered in Tel Shilo in Samaria, is one of the earliest churches to be excavated in the region

Within the Inanke Cave in Zimbabwe, "herds of giraffe, eland, kudu, ostrich, duiker and more fill a broad painted band running the length of the back wall just above eye level." - photo by David Coulson, via The Wall Street Journal;  images are from 5,000 to 10,000 years old

Inside the Great Inanke Cave

Within the Inanke Cave in Zimbabwe, "herds of giraffe, eland, kudu, ostrich, duiker and more fill a broad painted band running the length of the back wall just above eye level." - photo by David Coulson, via The Wall Street Journal; images are from 5,000 to 10,000 years old

Roman baths at Masada, Israel

Roman baths at Masada, Israel

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