Henderson, Priscilla H
The so-called "Shellal mosaic", at the Australian War
Memorial, Canberra, is the floor of a sixth century, Byzantine
church, discovered in the western Negev area of what is
It is one of many such mosaic pavements dating from the
fourth to the sixth century A.D, scattered around the
Mediterranean area. A large concentration of such pavements,
bearing very similar designs of birds and animals on a ground of
a vine trellis issuing from an amphora,
are found in Palestine.
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