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Magnificent Ancient Greek Mosaic Celebrates the Joy of Life

A magnificent Greek mosaic discovered in Hatay, Turkey continues to amaze archaeologists and historians who are attempting to ascertain the exact meaning of its images and inscriptions. The floor mosaic, which was found in Hatay province, located on the Turkish-Syrian...

1,400-Year-Old Byzantine Church Near Jerusalem Uncovers Enigma

An important archaeological discovery, which perhaps poses more questions than it answers, was made public on Wednesday by members of the Israel Antiquities Authority. After three years of painstaking excavations, a Byzantine-era Christian church with spectacular, well-preserved mosaics and frescoes...

Discovery of Roman Mosaic Depicting Greek Mythical Figures Amazes Britain

A Roman mosaic that was discovered in 2017 was brought to light in its entirety recently, in Boxford, West Berksire in England, UK. In what is described as the most exciting archaeological discovery in Britain in the last fifty years,...

Priceless Sixth-Century Mosaic of St. Mark Returns to Cyprus

A priceless sixth century mosaic depicting St. Mark which was looted from an Orthodox Christian church in Cyprus after the Turkish invasion in 1974 was returned to the island on Sunday. According to a Cyprus Mail report, the precious mosaic...

Priceless Byzantine Mosaic Found under Mosque in Turkey

A 100-square-meter mosaic, which has been preserved in excellent condition, was discovered on the floor of the historic church of Panagia Chrysokefalou, in Ortahisar of Trabzon. The Byzantine church was transformed into a mosque by Muhammad the Conqueror in 1461. The...

1,800-Year-Old Mosaic Found in Ancient City of Perge in Turkey

A 1,800-year-old mosaic, which showed the sacrifice of Iphigenia, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra during the Trojan War in Greek mythology, was found at excavation works in the ancient city of Perge in Turkey’s Mediterranean region. Perge excavations head...

Alexander the Great Depicted in Israeli Mosaics

This summer, excavations directed by UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences professor Jodi Magness revealed stunning new mosaics that decorated the floor of the Late Roman synagogue in the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq in Israel. The mosaic discovered in...

An Identity Crisis for the Amphipolis Tomb

By Andrew Chugg* An announcement by the Greek Ministry of Culture on 19th January 2015 has revealed that the skeletal remains uncovered by archaeologists in November 2014 within the tomb beneath the Kasta Mound at Amphipolis, Greece , comprised around...

Lingering Mysteries of the Amphipolis Tomb

By Andrew Chugg* Intriguing enigmas continue to envelop the story of the Amphipolis tomb, Greece . What was the gender of the occupant? When was the tomb sealed? Who was the architect of the monument? This article unravels them all. What...