Fire destroys 5th century Holy Land church but preserves church’s mosaic floor


September 23, 2019

A fire that destroyed a 5th century Holy Land church near the Sea of Galilee around 700 A.D. appears to have preserved the church’s mosaic floor, which includes depictions of baskets, loaves and fish as well as inscriptions. Michael Eisenberg, head of the University of Haifa excavation team, said the mosaics provide insights into the …
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