(Agence-France Presse) Israeli archaeologists on Thursday unveiled what they called a “rare and beautiful” Roman mosaic floor excavated in the ancient Mediterranean port city of Caesarea.

A statement from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said the piece, from the 2nd or 3rd century AD, measures more than 3.5 by 8 metres (11 by 26 feet).

“We uncovered a mosaic floor of a Roman building from 1,800 years ago,” Uzi Ad, one of the directors of the dig, said at the site.

“It is a high-quality and colourful mosaic with three figures,” he said.

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