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Raw: 6th century Byzantine mosaic unveiled

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April 1, 2014
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An ornate mosaic floor from a Byzantine monastery was unveiled on Tuesday in the Israeli Northern Negev Desert. Inscriptions in both Greek and Syriac, helped archaeologists date the mosaics back to the 6th century AD. (April 1) Video provided by AP


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