Rare 1,500-year-old old mosaic discovered depicting streets, buildings of ancient Egypt

A rare 1,500-year-old mosaic, depicting a map with streets and buildings from ancient Egypt, was displayed by the Antiquities Authority on Tuesday, two years after it was discovered during an excavation conducted with the help of area school children in southern Israel.

“This extraordinary mosaic served as the floor of a church dating to the Byzantine period,” said IAA spokeswoman Yoli Shwartz at a Tuesday morning press conference at Kiryat Gat Industrial Park, where the relic was unearthed.

“It was removed from the site for the purpose of conservation, and was recently returned to its permanent location in the industrial park.”

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Rare-1500-year-old-old-mosaic-discovered-depicting-streets-buildings-of-ancient-Egypt-419384

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