UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed a rare multicolored Roman mosaic.
The discovery was made on Feb. 8 in the ancient city of Caesarea.
The city was built by Roman King Herod in honor of Emperor Augustus Caesar.
According to a statement from the Israel Antiquities Authority, the damaged piece is believed to be from the 2nd or 3rd century AD.
The size of the mosaic measures at 3.5 by 8 meters and depicts three males wearing togas.
It is believed to contain around 12,000 stones per square meter.
The IAA believes the mosaic could have been part of a public building or a private home.
Co-director of Excavation for IAA, said depending on the building, the men depicted could have been donors or owners of the structure.