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Old City of Lod( World Monuments Fund )
Archaeological findings suggest that Lod was settled as early as the 5th millennium B.C. Because it was ruled by a succession of empires, Lod houses an impressive and eclectic array of ancient artifacts and buildings. In 1996, archaeologists discovered a 1,900-square-foot mosaic floor dating to Roman times. The floor is one of the best-preserved and largest Roman mosaics in Israel.