Byzantine Mozaics in St. Peter's Church Gallicantu

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

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 500 CE Byzantine mozaic at the church entrance, depicting Gaya (the earth goddess) surrounded by various (8) birds. Damaged by 8th century CE Iconociasts, the mozaic was rediscovered in 1992 and restored by Israel Antiquities Authority. It is not in situ.
c. 500 CE It was probably part of the fifth century monastery floor, and is in in situ.
Latest Update: March 30, 2017