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The Huqoq mosaics have long been a favorite of Biblical Archaeology Review’s readers and now they have earned the title of one of National Geographic’s “100 Archaeological Treasures of the Past.”The mosaics, which adorn the late fourth-century synagogue of Huqoq in the lower eastern Galilee, are renowned for their unparalleled preservation and rich biblical imagery. Archaeologists, led by Jodi Magness of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, arrived at Huqoq in 2011, originally planning to study the date of the ancient synagogue and its surrounding village. The next season, however, they were amazed to uncover the first section of the synagogue’s mosaic.

Biblical Archaeology Society’s Bible History Daily