Comments for: 1,600-year-old mosaic at Israeli synagogue damaged

Posted May 29, 2012, at 4:02 p.m.

JERUSALEM — Vandals badly damaged a rare 1,600-year-old mosaic in the northern Israeli city of Tiberias that formed the floor of an ancient synagogue, smashing parts to rubble and scrawling graffiti, antiquity officials said Tuesday. Experts suspect extremist Jews who object, sometimes violently, to excavations they claim involve ancient grave …

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