Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

203 & 204 Carol Meyers – Sepphoris and the Mona Lisa of the Galilee

Mona Lisa of the Galilee

Mona Lisa of the Galilee

In this 1989 interview, Duke University archaeologist Carol Meyers discusses the early years of the excavations at Sepphoris, an important first century Galilee city that overshadowed the nearby village of Nazareth. The discussion includes the discovery of one of the most beautiful ancient mosaics ever seen, the portrait of a woman that has become known as the Mona Lisa of the Galilee.

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