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Mosaic from 1,500 years ago discovered in Jerusalem

Archaeologists have discovered a 1,500-year-old Greek Christian mosaic in east Jerusalem, by the city's Damascus Gate.

The 1.2m (4ft) well-preserved piece was discovered below street level and is believed to be from the floor of a hostel for the city's religious pilgrims.

The Times of Israel reports the rare find was uncovered only because of plans to lay an underground telephone cable.