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Roman culture becomes dominant in the later development of Sepphoris. Fourth- and fifth-century A.D. remains reveal elaborate architecture and mosaics with a distinctly Roman influence. Yet even at this stage Sepphoris still has a strong Jewish presence, as demonstrated in a zodiac mosaic, recovered in the fifth-century A.D. synagogue. Here, Scorpio is identified by its Hebrew name, Akrab, reflecting the adaptation of the signs of the zodiac to Jewish culture.