Ancient Mosaic Reveals Artisans' Footprints





Foot and sandal prints said to be 1,700 years old have emerged from one of Israel's largest and finest mosaics.

The markings reveal how ancient artisans could have crafted the mosaic during the Roman period.

Spreading over 180 square meters (215 square yards), the mosaic -- apparently the floor of a lavish Roman villa -- was uncovered 13 years ago at Lod, south of Tel Aviv, only three feet under an asphalt road not far from Ben-Gurion Airport.



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