Roman mosaic was discovered in Caesarea | Photo: Assaf Peretz, Israel Antiquities Authority
In 2018, during excavations in Caesarea (Israel), archaeologists discovered a Roman mosaic that was preserved in good condition. The object is dated to the 2nd-3rd century CE.
Caesarea was an ancient port that is now halfway between Tel-Aviv and Haifa. It is a real treasury of knowledge and artifacts from ancient times.
The outdoor object measures 3.5 by 8 meters and, according to experts, stands out for its exceptional craftsmanship, comparing it with other finds of this type in the region. In the mosaic, we see three men dressed in togas who certainly belonged to the upper classes of society. Scientists do not know which building was decorated with a mosaic floor. A part of the Greek inscription has also been preserved, but at the moment researchers are not able to read its content – only a few letters have survived.
The mosaic was created with tesserae – small pieces of stone. About 12,000 pebbles were allocated per square meter. Now scientists want to properly secure the find and make it available to visitors in the future.