Students on northern Israel field trip stumble onto 1,500-year-old lioness carving | The Times of Israel

The basalt carving of a lioness suckling her young discovered at Ein Nashut by students on a field trip on March 1, 2023, in ancient Israel. (courtesy Mordechai Aviam)

A group of students taking a class on the history of early Jewish villages in northern Israel became part of the story they were studying last week after stumbling across a 1,500-year-old carved lioness sculpture that likely adorned an ancient synagogue.Prof. Mordechai Aviam of the Kinneret Academic College on the Sea of Galilee was leading…

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