Mosaic workshop destroyed by earthquake unearthed

Excavations in the area of the Northwest Quarter of the ancient city of Jerash, Jordan, have unearthed a workshop used for mosaic construction. The building is believed to have collapsed during an earthquake in 749, turning the workshop into a time capsule.

Ritual bath uncovered at ancient Magdala

Archaeologists unearthed a fourth rare ritual bath at the ancient city of Magdala, Israel, along with a unique carved stone point, which suggests the site may have been the seat of one of the priestly families that fled Jerusalem to the Galilee after the fall of the Second Temple at the hands of the Romans in 70AD.