Israeli archaeologists uncover rare 1,500-year-old mosaic

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A 1,500-year-old mosaic floor with a Greek inscription has been uncovered during works to install communications cables in Jerusalem’s Old City – a rare discovery of an ancient relic and an historic document in one.

The inscription cites 6th-century Roman emperor Justinian as well as Constantine, who served as abbot of a church founded by Justinian in Jerusalem. Archaeologists believe it will help them to understand Justinian’s building projects in the city.

Πηγή: Israeli archaeologists uncover rare 1,500-year-old mosaic