The Flight of the Sorceress

The Flight of the Sorceress
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I was devastated to learn that the temple in Tiberias that I have Pelagius describe in Flight of the Sorceress was seriously damaged by what appear to be Ultra-Orthodox religious fanatics.
"The most beautiful part of the mosaic from the fourth century was severely damaged," said Dror Ben Yosef of the antiquities authority. "The perpetrators drilled a hole in the drawing of the holy ark and damaged the menorah drawing as well. It seems they worked very hard trying to take apart the floor."
A zodiac wheel (described in the novel in detail) drawn on the mosaic appears to have been hit by a pickax. For more:  Temple vandalized

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