The “Birds Mosaic” was found by chance in 1950 during an I.D.F. drill in the area. Re-exposure of the site in 2004 indictated it was part of a “Villa Sub Urbana”, A suburban mansion.
Most of the mosaic is a display of various birds within medallions, hence its name. It’s frame depicts wild animals, and its entrance imitates “Upus sectile” tiling.
Dating to the 5th Century CE, the mansion may have been of a leading figure in the Byzantine era Caesarea.
Points of Interest in the Area
|Rabbi Abbahu Tomb mark|