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Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Mosaics at Tel Aviv Airport

The first thing you see when you arrive at Tel Aviv Airport is a set of 3 huge mosaics above the gate to the Immigration lines ! 

On the Left, a magnificent mosaic floor was discovered in a Byzantine structure (5th-6th C AD) in BethLehem of the Galilee  features animals, birds, trees, grapes, and geometric patterns.

On the Upper Right a mosaic floor from Beth-Shean was dated to the Byzantine period, 5-6th Century AD. It is decorated with a pattern of green parrots, each bird wearing a ribbon tied around its neck.  


The Greek inscription at the top reads : "Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out." (Deuteronomy 28:6). This text from the Bible is indeed appropriate for welcoming the visitors to the Holy Land.

On the Lower Right, the 6th Century AD mosaic on display comes from Caesarea Maritima. It is lavishly decorated with birds, geometric shapes, animals and trees, and in its center a woman holds a fruit basket. Her Greek name, Kalokeria, is inscribed around the figure and suggests prosperity.

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1 comment:

  1. These are beautiful mosaics. Thank you for sharing them, Frederic.