Saturday, July 14, 2012

More on Samson mosaic at Huqoq

THE VOL­UN­TEER who dis­cov­ered the Sam­son mosa­ic at Huqoq is inter­viewed in the Salt Lake Tri­bune:
BYU grad, prof help dis­cov­er Sam­son mosa­ic as ancient syn­a­gogue is unearthed 
Israel dig » Mosa­ic shows bib­li­cal hero tying torch­es to foxes. 

By Brian maffly| The Salt Lake Tri­bune First Pub­lished 7 hours ago • Updat­ed 2 hours ago Bryan Bozung was fresh out of Brigham Young Uni­ver­si­ty when he lit out for Israel this sum­mer to vol­un­teer on an exca­va­tion of the ancient vil­lage of Huqoq on Galilee's west­ern shore. Hoe­ing debris that filled what is believed to be a 1,500-year-old syn­a­gogue, Bozung's tool hit what proved to be the syn­a­gogue's floor and an impor­tant archae­o­log­i­cal dis­cov­ery.