Elephant Mosaic In 5th Century Synagogue Uncovered

August 9, 2014 11:31 AM

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Elephant Mosaic In 5th Century Synagogue Uncovered

There are many amazing characters and creatures described in the Hebrew Bible, but elephants are not among them.

Imagine the surprise of a team of archaeologists who were in the midst of their fourth summer of excavations at an ancient synagogue in Israel’s Lower Galilee when they discovered elephants in a mosaic panel where they expected only to find biblical scenes.

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