A remarkable mosaic unearthed during the excavation of an ancient synagogue in northern Israel may portray Alexander the Great. Experts are thrilled to reveal the mosaic that was discovered on the floor of the fifth-century synagogue in Huqoq.
“The quality of the mosaic is extraordinary, the fact that it may depict a meeting between Alexander the Great and the Jewish high priest is also amazing,” Excavation Director and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Professor Jodi Magness told Fox News Monday.
The purported Alexander the Great mosaic is the first non-biblical story ever found decorating an ancient synagogue. Magness explained that the mosaic is divided into three horizontal strips, known as registers, which are read from bottom to top. The top register, which is the largest, shows a meeting between two male figures that are bigger than the other figures portrayed, highlighting their importance.