The Washington Post

Pharoah and Noah

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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.

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PHOTOS BY JIM HABERMAN

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