‘Atiqot 72 (2012)
The Mosaic from the Building (Church?) on the Eastern Fringes of Tel Shiqmona
pp. 143–145; English summary, p. 97*)
Keywords: Carmel, stone, art, Christianity, Church, cross
The mosaic was discovered in a building identified as a church, which was uncovered in Area D/E at Tel Shiqmona. The tesserae, of limestone, occur in shades of white, black, turquoise, red and yellow. The pattern of the central carpet is one of intertwined circles that form a motif of adjacent Maltese crosses. Based on the ceramic finds that were recovered from the bedding and the fill below it, the mosaic should be dated to the beginning of the seventh century CE.
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