Members1,500-Year-Old Pilgrim Hotel Discovered

Only the best for the guests: The 1,500-year-old mosaic with a Greek inscription is being exhibited in the Rockefeller Museum.

By Israel Today Staff |
Photo: Hadas Parush/Flash90

During work on the sewer system close to Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, a mosaic floor from the Byzantine Era was uncovered at a depth of just one meter. The mosaic, which measures 45 by 32 inches (114 by 80 cm), is almost completely preserved. It was made around 550 AD.

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