Artisan footprints revealed

User menu

Place: 
Israel
Lod

Israeli archaeologists have once more uncovered the footprints of ancient mosaic makers at the city of Lod. Three different sizes of feet were discovered in the plaster bedding beneath an impressive 180 square metre mosaic in 1996. Lack of funds meant that they were covered again until funds could be found for proper preservation-and opening to the public. The footprints were found by Israeli Antiquities Authority workers and are thought to be 1700 years old. It has been speculated that the footprints were caused by workers compacting the plaster in preparation for laying the mosaic.

1700 year old footprints -- Haaretz website