A Massive 1,700 Year-Old Roman Mosaic Was Unearthed During City Sewer Construction
In 1996, a group of construction workers in the Israeli city of Lod discovered an almost undamaged Roman mosaic hiding beneath the street where they were working to upgrade the city's sewer system.
Now, while building a visitor's center dedicated to that discovery, construction workers have uncovered yet another massive mosaic.
According to Inhabitat, the "new" mosaic is almost 42-feet-long and, at one time, served as the floor in a magnificent courtyard of a well-heeled Roman home.
The intricate artwork depicts various scenes of hunting and pastoral life, with images of fish, flowers in baskets, vases and birds.