Tag: Byzantine

Early Christian Art Symbols Endure after Iconoclast Attack

04/13 | Depictions of fish and fishermen can be found in the colorful floor mosaics at the sixth-century C.E. basilica at Horvat Beit Loya. The mosaics were defaced by iconoclasts in the   Read more…

Posted in Post-Biblical Period.

Porcupine Digs Up 1,400-Year-Old Oil Lamp in Israel

03/25 | While patrolling the Roman-Byzantine ruins at Horbat Siv in central Israel, Israel Antiquities Authority inspectors found a 1,400-year-old oil lamp that had apparently been dug up by a porcupine.   Read more…

Posted in News.

Possible Byzantine Monastery Exposed near Beth Shemesh

09/22 | A large Byzantine-era compound outside of Beth Shemesh has recently been discovered. IAA archaeologists believe the compound, which contained olive oil and wine presses and colorful mosaics, was a monastery.   Read more…

Posted in News.


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