Mosaics

   An overview of ancient mosaic floors that are featured in Biblewalks.com

 

 

 

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                                Contents:

                                * Background

                                * Biblewalks sites of mosaics

                                * Mosaics museum

                                * Links

                                * Mosaics News

               

Background:

  

 

 

 

 

   This web page provides an overview on Mosaic floors, and lists the pages that feature ancient mosaics in Biblewalks.com. 

 

  

 

 

   

    Mosaics were a common architecture element during the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods. The mosaics were used to decorate most of the the public, religious and residential buildings .    

 

   The mosaic floor, which was designed and laid out by special artists,  is composed of thousands of colored stones which were laid out  on a layer of cement.  The mosaics depict Biblical scenes, Jewish and Christian symbols, inscriptions, nature scenes, Greek mythology stories and heroes, and other paintings. 

 

 

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The following web pages and sites have a greater number of mosaics, and are recommended for further review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

- a 3rd C beauty

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 
  • Tabcha - 5th C AD mosaics, with first feeding miracle scene

 

 

 

  Hammat Tiberias

 

 

  • Dominus Flevit modern basilica above 5th-6th C Byzantine church ruins

 

 

  • Kursi ruins of 6th C Church - miracle of healing madman through swine
  Mosaics in Kursi

      

 
  • Khirbet Heshek ruins of 5th C church, inscription dedicating to St. George
  Khirbet Kheshek

 

  • Ein Gedi - 5th C Synagogue - the lowest mosaic in the world

 
  Khurvat Kav, Karmiel

 

 

 
  Western palace, Masada
 
 
   

 

 

 

 

 

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Mosaics Museum:

 

   A unique museum has opened in 2009 in Ma'ale Adummim, on the side of the Jerusalem-Jericho road. The museum is located on the site of the ancient inn (Khan) of the Good Samaritan. The museum displays archaeological findings which were excavated in the West Bank and Gaza. The museum has both an outdoor and indoor sections, and the majority of the findings are sections of the mosaic floors collected from different sites.

 

 

 

 

 

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