This is a Mosaic pavement of a 6th century synagogue at Beit Alpha, Jezreel Valley, in Northern Israel. It was discovered in 1928. Signs of the zodiac surround the central chariot of the Sun (a Greek motif). The corners depict the 4 "turning points" ("tekufot") of the year, solstices and equinoxes, each named for the month in which it occurs--tequfah of Tishrei, (tequfah of Tevet), tequfah of Ni(san), tequfah of Tamuz. Created by NASA