I am so excited to share my little artistic rendering of Linda Gradstein's pro photo and article on TheMediaLine.org.
This is a restored tile from the second Temple in Jerusalem, created by archaeologists from their actual discoveries. It's ancient Jewish patchwork flooring and I love it! In my soul this design is so familiar and so satisfying... and now I know why.
Gradstein reports, "...about 600 colored stone floor tile segments have so far been uncovered, with more than 100 definitively dated to the Herodian Second Temple period. The style of flooring is the same as those found in other of Herod’s palaces in Masada, Herodian and Jericho. Snyder says the tile segments were perfectly inlaid next to each other.
"The tiles are part of the Temple Mount sifting project, an Israeli archaeological project begun in 2005."
May we all be so blessed to see the final Temple in person someday soon!