A beautiful and well preserved mosaic from about A.D. 300 from Lod will be fully excavated and preserved in the next few years following a large grant from the Leon Levy Foundation and Shelby White – Chairman of the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority.  The mosaic will become the centerpiece of the Lod Mosaic Archaeological Center.  The Israel Antiquities Authority press release gives some of the background and a link to two high-resolution images (zip). 

HT: Joe Lauer