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Merely a suggestion, take one steps backwards away from the screen, for a better comprehensive view:

Discovered accidently on a gravel hill, in the early 1950th, on the outskirts of the ancient town of Caserea. Only in 2004 was completely excavated, opened to public, and it’s the first time for me to see this place:
Called Birds Mosaic hill, is a 6th cerntury built Byzantine palace with a marvelous mosaic floor on what was the main living-room of a big villa.
At first it was thought to be a church, later realized that it belonged to a rich Christian family who lived there, when verified findings on the premises.
The two story villa was destroyed on a fire in 641AD, when the Arabic era begun, than abandoned. (Source: Wikipedia).
The mosaic floor has an abundance of animals and birds depicted: Flamingos, Pelican, ducks, peacock, a fox, dog, oryx and more.
In the WS1 there is an inclusive view of the mosaic floor.
Two more WS's with more mosaic sections from the palace floor.
Location on map: 32.5056, 34.9035
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