Bird Mosaic

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This bird mosaic was unearthed in 1894

by workmen digging near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.

“I am the vine;

ye are the branches”

John 15:5

*translation of the 5th c. Armenian inscription above

(drawn to my attention by Alice Parmelee’s book, All the Birds of the Bible)

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