Working at a fifth-century C.E. synagogue in Israel’s Lower Galilee this summer, excavators uncovered fascinating Huqoq mosaics displaying two well-known Biblical stories. Archaeologists have been unearthing extraordinary mosaics at the site of Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village, since 2012.
While excavating the nave of the Late Roman synagogue during the 2016 season, the archaeologists discovered a mosaic depicting Noah’s ark (Genesis 6:19–20): pairs of animals, including donkeys, elephants, leopards and snakes, entering the enormous boat before the great flood.
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