New discovery of ancient mosaic could depict Alexander The Great
A rare discovery revealed.
An ancient synagogue mosaic is believed to depict Alexander the Great.
Experts say nothing like it has come to light in any other building known from the ancient world.
Archeologists found a newly discovered mosaic while excavating an ancient Synagogue in Israel.
Experts are beyond thrilled with the discovery of this artifact.
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In a recent interview with Fox News, Excavation director and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Professor, Jodi Magness stated "The quality of the mosaic is extraordinary, the fact that it may epic a meeting between Alexander the Great and the Jewish high priest is also amazing."
This is a significant find as there were stories circulating of a meeting like this but now a solidified mosaic that can most likely confirm it. It is also the first time a non-biblical story decorating an ancient synagogue has been found.
The mosaic depicts a Jewish high priest dressed in all white and another figure who is younger in a military outfit with markings of a king and a purple cloak, a sign of royalty. There is a Greek military formation next to him which depicts he is a Greek king.
In addition, in the Mosaic one can see the ribbon of leather around Alexander the Great's head. This is a symbol of kingship which he first wore and his successors continued to do so.
This rare find is quite exciting for archaeologist worldwide. Who knows what else they'll find.