A close up of a portion of the Shellal mosaic. The remains of a sixth century Byzantine church ...

Accession Number P08401.011
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Shellal
Date made c 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

A close up of a portion of the Shellal mosaic. The remains of a sixth century Byzantine church floor that was discovered by soldiers of the 2nd Light Horse Brigade near Shellal at an abandoned Turkish machine gun position. What remains of this mosaic was removed and is now on display at the Australian War Memorial.

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