Byzantine Villa Discovered Near Netanya, Israel The ruins of a villa dating to the 5-6th centuries C.E. have been discovered near Netanya, Israel by construction workers building a highway off-ramp. A two-room structure that was part of a 5-6th century Byzantine villa has been unearthed in Israel. The rooms have eleborate mosaic floors and plumbing, leading archaeologists to believe that the villa belonged to someone wealthy. Experts from the Israel Antiquities Authority are now faced with decisions on how best to preserve the artifacts.

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