New Mosaics from Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq (2016)

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New Mosaics from Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq (2016)

Jodi Magness, the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism in our department, has led archaeological excavations at the site of Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee since 2011, revealing an ancient synagogue from the 5th century containing a set of beautifully preserved and highly distinctive mosaic floors. This summer, the excavations at the site uncovered more stunning mosaics, including biblical scenes depicting Noah’s ark and the exodus from Egypt. For links to the press coverage, click here.

Fish swallowing Pharaoh's soldiers

Fish swallowing a soldier in the Red Sea (Photo by Jim Haberman)

donkeys Noah's ark

Donkeys in Noah’s ark (Photo by Jim Haberman)

UNC students

UNC students at Huqoq (Photo by Jim Haberman)

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