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The western part (in the foreground) had been found in 1905 by Sulayman Sunna, then the property owner. In 1982, the eastern section was was located by Michele Piccirillo under the floor of the vestibule of the Church of the Virgin Mary.
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
The elaborate figurative design of the floor of a private villa from the 6th century is unique among Jordan's mosaics. It depicts the ancient myth of Hippolytus.