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Israeli Archaeologists Discover 1,800-Year-Old Mosaic In Roman Seaport City

A 1,800-year-old mosaic of toga-clad men dating back to the Roman era has been unearthed in Israel, archaeologists said on Thursday, Reuters reported. The mosaic was discovered during the excavation of a building from the Byzantine period – some 300 years younger than the mosaic found beneath it – in the coastal city of Caesarea. Peter Gendelman, co-director of excavation for the Israel Antiquities Authority, told Reuters about the building and mosaic.“The surprise was actually that we found two beautiful monuments from the glorious days of Caesarea.” – Peter Gendelman Caesarea was a vibrant Roman metropolis built in honor of Emperor Augustus Caesar by King Herod, who ruled Judea from 37 BC…