News: Archaeologists in Israel restoring Roman Basilica


From the article:  "Archaeologists in Israel are working to restore a 2,000-year-old Roman-era basilica believed to be the largest in the country. Devastated by earthquake and the passage of millennia, it is now being rebuilt and will welcome visitors again in the coming months. Excavation first started in the 1920s when British archaeologists unearthed a massive statue of Nike, the Roman goddess of victory, standing atop Atlas holding the globe. They also uncovered a statue of the Egyptian deity Isis as Tyche, daughter of Aphrodite and a goddess of fortune."

(© photo by Israel Antiquities Authority)