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While Building Museum for Lod Mosaic, Researchers Unearth Another

mosaic LOD (Photo: IAA/ASHERNET)

A new museum set to open in 2019 will display the beautiful ancient mosaics found in the city of Lod reports the Times of Israel:

“The excavations at the site exposed a villa that included a large luxurious mosaic-paved reception room triclinium, and an internal columned courtyard, also with mosaics, and a water system. We found evidence for Mediterranean luxury that characterized the Roman empire, including attributes such as fresco wall paintings,” said Gorzalczany in an IAA press release…

The villa was originally uncovered by the late IAA archaeologist, Dr. Miriam Avissar, who also unearthed the breath-taking first mosaic. Made up of several panels, it is 17 meters long and 9 meters wide — approximately 180 square meters in area (some 1,940 square feet). Among the colorful illustrations found on the mosaic are animals including elephants, lions, birds, fish and crustaceans. There is also plant life and flowers, boats and geometric patterns.

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