A huge mosaic with geometric patterns dating back to the Byzantine Period would have been used as the floor of a public building in what is today Kibbutz Bet Qama, in the B’nei Shimon region council in Israel.
YAEL YOLOVITCH, ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY
Archaeologists have uncovered an “extraordinary” mosaic that would’ve been used as the floor of a public building during the Byzantine Period in what is today Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced.
The colorful mosaic and public building, whose ceiling was covered in roof tiles, were uncovered in Kibbutz Bet Qama, in the B’nei Shimon regional council, prior to the construction of a road between Ma’ahaz and Devira Junction. Read more
The Asian Cairns farmscrapers (Credit: Vincent Callebaut Architects)
“Farmscraper” is the term they invented for a plan of six skyscrapers, deemed “Asian Cairns,” created for Shenzhen province in China. The towering structures are divided into ovular, blob-like sections that look like rocks smoothed by years in running water. Each blob plays host to a miniature forest of trees and grass, along with wind turbines and solar cells. Each farmscraper measures 1,300 feet high and has 111 floors, reports New York Daily News. Read more