Tag: pagan symbols

Resurrecting a Byzantine Synagogue at Um el-Kanatir

07/26 | Excavations at Um el-Kanatir are unique in that they are not destructive, but rather reconstructive. The almost complete remains of the ancient synagogue nestled into its picturesque setting are proving   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites, Cultural Heritage.

The Lod Mosaic—Jewish, Christian or Pagan?

04/25 | A series of stunning mosaic floors dated to around 300 C.E. were uncovered in Lod, Israel. Plants, birds, fish and animals are depicted in the mosaics—but no human figures. Who   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel.

2,200-Year-Old Duck-Shaped Shovel Unearthed in Ancient Galilee

12/10 | A Hellenistic-period bronze incense shovel whose handle is shaped like the head and neck of a duck was discovered during excavations just west of the Sea of Galilee in northern   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, Daily Life and Practice.

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