Drawing on references in religious texts and relics, a team of Israeli archaeologists has recreated a panel of flooring of the Roman-period Jewish Temple. The work is being praised for its accuracy. It shows details that Jesus himself might have seen when he walked the earth more than 2,000 years-ago.
According to a report from Reuters, the project took seven months to complete. The result of the efforts is a one-square-meter panel of marble flooring. The panel incorporates several different types of stone, including limestone, Dead Sea stone, and imported marble. As the Temple is known to have been designed by King Herod, who followed Roman cultural trends, the stones were arranged in “Opus Sectile,” a popular Roman style of the time.
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