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Stunning Byzantine Mosaic Uncovered in Israel
LiveScience ^ | May 13, 2013 | Jeanna Bryner

Posted on 05/13/2013 9:01:30 AM PDT by EveningStar

Archaeologists have uncovered an "extraordinary" mosaic that would've been used as the floor of a public building during the Byzantine Period in what is today Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced.


(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: archaeology; artifacts; byzantine; godsgravesglyphs; israel; letshavejerusalem; mosaic; romanempire

1 posted on 05/13/2013 9:01:30 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 05/13/2013 9:01:55 AM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

Gorgeous!


3 posted on 05/13/2013 9:04:23 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: EveningStar

This reminds me of Celtic illumination, as in the Book of Kells.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 9:07:56 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wow! You are right, it DOES look Celtic.


5 posted on 05/13/2013 9:17:03 AM PDT by madison10
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Maybe Celts from Gallatia made it.


6 posted on 05/13/2013 9:18:28 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Careful, you’re going to piss off a lot of neo-pagans if you suggest that the antecedents for such art stylings was from known Christian sources, rather than imagined pagan sources.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 9:23:32 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: dangus

The Celtics play on a Parquet Floor. Not tile.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 9:48:55 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

LOL!


9 posted on 05/13/2013 10:12:22 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping!


10 posted on 05/13/2013 10:13:26 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Those Byzantines made some beautiful things. Mosaics were something they excelled at. I pray for the day when Hagia Sopiah is a church again and the people of Turkey turn from Mohamed and once again embrace a forgiving Christ. Someday—Istanbul will be Constantinople again! I never thought that Leningrad would go back to St. Petersburg, and Russia would return to the Religion of Christ. Change can happen.


11 posted on 05/13/2013 10:27:14 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: madison10
You are right, it DOES look Celtic.

That's not really anything to be shocked about. There are a number of common traits shared between Roman and proto-Celtic societies. Not only did both cultures exist in close proximity (and trade) for more than 2,000 years, but Rome later conquered much of the Celtic world, absorbing both its people and their cultural heritage into their own. Rome even had several emperors of Celtic birth and heritage.

The connections actually go even further than that though. Both the Romans and the proto-Celts originated from the same PIE/aryan migrations that populated much of Europe. They diverged quite a bit over the millennia, but both languages and cultures originated from the same root and cultural practices.

By the late Byzantine when this floor was made, Celtic influences could be seen everywhere in Roman design and architecture.
12 posted on 05/13/2013 10:48:34 AM PDT by Arthalion
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Celts originated in central Turkey.


13 posted on 05/13/2013 11:00:39 AM PDT by stormer
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To: massgopguy

PARKAY.

(not butter)


14 posted on 05/13/2013 11:08:42 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: dangus

Careful, you’re going to piss off a lot of neo-pagans if you suggest that the antecedents for such art stylings was from known Christian sources, rather than imagined pagan sources.
..............
The turkish galatians moved from austria in the 3rd century bc. before their removal to turkey they practiced human sacrifice.

I don’t know if they were still practicing human sacrifice in turkey when the first christian evangelists arrived in the 1st century ad.

Maybe not. the romans practiced human sacrifice as late as the punic wars but by the 1st century ad —as far as I know —they were not doing so.

but anyone can contradict me on that if they know better.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 12:58:35 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: massgopguy

Like.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 5:38:26 PM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: ckilmer

Well, everyone has pagan roots, but neo-paganism is particularly concerned with British Traditional Witchcraft and its imagined Celtic origins.


17 posted on 05/13/2013 5:39:15 PM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: Arthalion

True. We think of Ireland when we think of the Celts, but their Capital was once Salzburg, in the heart of the Roman Empire.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 5:40:47 PM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: EveningStar; Joe 6-pack; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks EveningStar and Joe 6-pack.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


19 posted on 05/13/2013 6:34:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Beautiful! Thanks!


20 posted on 05/13/2013 6:46:00 PM PDT by Monkey Face (If the people lie to government, it's a felony; if government lies to people, it's just politics.)
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To: EveningStar

Gorgeous!

Thanks for posting this, EveningStar!


21 posted on 05/13/2013 6:53:28 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: EveningStar

Hope they can save it.


22 posted on 05/14/2013 8:25:36 AM PDT by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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