The excavations of the ancient city of Kibyra in the southwestern province of Burdur, known for its history of gladiators, were completed last week. Şükrü Özdoğru, an archeologist working in the city, said they had found a new odeon, roads and mosaics in the city. The team also restored the ancient city’s walls and some of the buildings and excavated an ancient water system in the city, which shows the lifestyle of the society that lived there.
St-Takla.org Image: An ancient mosaic of Jesus Christ face صورة: من لوحة فسيفساء قديمة (موزاييك) تصور وجه المسيح
Petra Byzantine church mosaic floor, 5th and 6th centuries. First built over Nabataean and Roman remains around 450 AD. It may have been a major 5th- and 6th-century cathedral, which is intriguing given the other evidence of Petra’s decline after a 363 AD earthquake.
Mosaic of ancient Byzantine Church - Archeologists have uncovered a 5th-century church in Hirbet Madras in central Israel. The Byzantine-style church, which was built near the prophet Zechariah’s tomb, had eight marble columns imported from what is now Turkey. The floor of the church, which was in use until the 7th century, is “one of the most beautiful mosaics to be uncovered in Israel in recent years,” according to an official of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Ancient ad for a brothel in Ephesus This brothel advertisement is carved on one of the marble paving stones at the city of Ephesus, the ancient Roman capital of Asia Minor. The ad includes a heart, a cross, a woman’s head, a foot and cash. It has been translated as ‘turn left at the cross roads where you can buy a woman’s love’. Ephesus was home to the Temple of Artemis. The temple was known for its prostitutes and hedonistic celebrations.