Incredibly well-preserved remains of a 1,500-year-old Christian mosaic are uncovered in the ruins of an ancient monastery in Israel.
The tessellated tile work was uncovered in the coastal city of Ashdod.
It features a four line inscription in Greek commemorating a Christian Bishop.
It also includes the date of its construction according to the Georgian calendar.
This is the first evidence of its use in Israel and corresponds with 539 AD.