Pharoah and Noah

The Washington Post - - HEALTH & SCIENCE -

Unusu­ally well-pre­served mo­saics, re­cently un­cov­ered in the ru­ins of a 5th-cen­tury sy­n­a­gogue in north­ern Is­rael, de­pict two bi­b­li­cal sto­ries: the parting of the Red Sea, above, show­ing Pharoah’s sol­diers drown­ing and be­ing eaten by fish, and, at left, pairs of an­i­mals in Noah’s Ark. Ar­chae­ol­o­gists said the mo­saic scenes un­cov­ered at Huqoq, where digs have been un­der­way since 2012, are quite rare, and sim­i­lar ones have been found at only a few other an­cient sites.

PHO­TOS BY JIM HABER­MAN

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