Lod Mosaic Excavation and Conservation Video

A behind the scenes peek at the ancient Roman Mosaic from Lod Israel, now on view in Chicago at the Field Museum. See this massive undertaking in action as a portion of the pavement is prepared to tour the US. This video gives a look at the excavation site and lifting and conserving the sections. It is the largest and most beautiful mosaic ever discovered in Israel. 5 minutes, produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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One More Whale Makes a Splash at Field Museum

I’m heading to Chicago for  ‘Natural Wonders: A Roman Mosaic from Lod Israel’, opening this Friday  Dec. 9 at the Field Museum. Now at it’s 3rd US tour venue, the Lod Mosaic coincides this time with another major exhibition at the museum ‘Whales: Giants of the Deep’.  These exhibits take advantage of The Field’s rich, natural … Continue reading

Roman Entrepreneurs

The following phrase was set into the mosaic pavement of a house in Pompeii: Hello Profit!” Learn more juicy tidbits and factoids about this ancient art Sign up for my Introduction to Roman Mosaics class Sept. 11-12! Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA http://www.instituteofmosaicart.com/class_irom.html