Assaf Peretz, courtesy Israel Antiquities Authority

RESTORING LOD. Three more mosaics were fully uncovered at Lod in 2014. The most impressive of these is the mosaic in the courtyard of the Roman house. Archaeology students from the Renmin University of Beijing help to clean this mosaic. The panel that they are cleaning features a leopard in a harness attacking an antelope. Another panel from this new mosaic—with two doves sitting on the rim of a krater—is featured on the cover of this issue. This mosaic floor is from the same level as the famous Lod Mosaic.