Byzantine Mosaics in St. Peter's Church Gallicantu

Ancient mosaics in the Saint Peter's in Gallicantu dating back to 500 CE.

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circa 450 CE

Byzantine mosaic at the church entrance, depicting Gaya (the earth goddess) surrounded by various (8) birds. Damaged by 8th century CE Iconociasts, the mosaic was rediscovered in 1992 and restored by Israel Antiquities Authority. It is not in situ.

circa 450 CE

It was probably part of the fifth century monastery floor, and is in in situ.

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