Beautiful mosiac floors revealed in Israeli Byzantine church

An excavation of a site near the Bedouin village of Hura by the Israel Antiquities Authority has revealed a 6th century Byzantine church, complete with amazingly intact mosaic floors. (photos)

While the church itself was destroyed by landslides, its beautiful floors remain, nearly intact, with several including Greek inscriptions providing the date of construction and the names of the abbots of the monastery. Also unearthed were pots, bowls and coins.