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« on: July 02, 2012, 09:16:25 PM »

It sounds amazing:

http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-mosaic-depicting-fiery-bible-story-discovered-163828071.html

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A glittering mosaic of colored stones once decorated an ancient synagogue floor with scenes of the Biblical hero Samson getting revenge on the Philistines.
This newly excavated discovery in the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq not only depicts an unusual scene — Samson tying torches to foxes' tails in order to burn his enemies' crops — it's also remarkably high-quality, said dig archaeologist Jodi Magness of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
In a mosaic, "the smaller the cubes, the finer the work," Magness told LiveScience. "Our cubes are very small and fine."

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2012, 09:23:20 PM »

Very exciting!
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 09:50:57 PM »

That is pretty cool!
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 10:00:21 PM »

When I have a chance to look at it closely I'll try to read some of the hewbrew lettering.
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