Floor Tiles Found Said to Be from 2nd Beis Hamikdash

From TPS News:

Archeologists from the Jerusalem-based Temple Mount Sifting Project unveiled Tuesday a restored floor of painted tiles that experts believe dates to the Herodian era (37 to 4 BCE). Experts believe the floor may have been part of the courtyard of the Second Temple.

“This represents the first time that archeologists have been able to successfully restore an element from the Herodian Second Temple complex,” stated Zachi Dvira, co-founder and director of the Temple Mount Sifting Project.

Frankie Snyder,  a member of the Temple Mount Sifting Project’s team of researchers and an expert in the study of ancient Herodian style flooring, stated that she had used geometric principles, and similarities found in tile design found at other Herod sites to ornate the ornate tile patterns.

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