Lavish Byzantine Mansion to Open in Caesarea

Israel's Antiquities Authority has announced that the archaeological remains of a Byzantine mansion, complete with mosaic floors, have been excavated in the coastal city of Caesarea and will be open to the public.

The 6th century mansion, which is believed to have belonged to one of the city's Christian families, was destroyed by fire when the city was conquered by Arabs, but the beautiful mosaics and a rare table survived.