Byzantine Mosaic Discovered in Syria

Archaeologist have discovered a Byzantine mosaic in a medieval church in Syria.

The mosaic was discovered last week at the Deir Sounbol Church on al-Zawieh Mountain. Syrian investigators say the mosaic measures 4×5 meters (13×16 ft.). While portions are damaged or missing, floral and geometric shapes are clearly visible and there are inscriptions in Greek. These are prayers that include the names of the owner of the church and the person who supervised the creation of the mosaic.

Read more about the mosaic here.  The story contains a photo of the mosaic.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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