(CNN) Archaeologists are reveling in the discovery of an ancient synagogue in northern Israel, a “monumental” structure with a mosaic floor depicting the biblical figure of Samson and a Hebrew inscription.

The synagogue — dating to the fourth and fifth centuries in both the Talmudic and late Roman periods — is in Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in the country’s Galilee region, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said.

Jodi Magness, a professor of early Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said the building was found in a recent excavation.

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