Times: St. George Inspired by Syrian Mosaic?

Experts are wondering if a newly-discovered mosaic depicting Bellerophon, mounted on Pegasus stabbing a chimera with a lance is might have been an inspiration for St. George and the dragon.

The 3rd century mosaic was discovered in the Syrian desert near the city of Palmyra. Traditionally St. George was a Roman soldier martyred in Palestine, but this mosaic closely resembles the patron saint of England.