Palestinian authorities have unveiled one of the largest floor mosaics in the world, in the occupied West Bank city of Jericho.
The Hisham’s Palace mosaic took five years and around $ 12 million (£ 8 million) to restore.
The mosaic dates back more than 1,000 years, but Hisham’s palace was only rediscovered in the 19th century.
The art remained neglected until a Japan-funded restoration effort was launched in 2016.
The size of the mosaic panels is approximately 835 square meters and contains more than 5 million mosaic pieces and small mosaic stones.
Palestinian officials hope the mosaic floor will become a major tourist attraction.
Hisham’s Palace is an Islamic desert castle of the Umayyad dynasty, which lasted from 660 to 750 AD
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