MOSAIKON is a collaborative, regional initiative dedicated to improving the conservation, presentation and management of mosaics in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region. A partnership of the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome and the International Committee for… Read More Preserving a Mediterranean Heritage: The MOSAIKON Initiative
An important update on continuing work at the Amphipolis Tomb: Human remains have been found in a built structure beneath the 3rd chamber, as well as sophisticated ornamentation from the now disintegrated wood coffin. Details here: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/11/human-remains-found-at-amphipolis.html#.VGOph8lSq0M. As if the news from Amphipolis were not amazing enough, now comes news of an unlooted high status… Read More Remarkable News from Greece on the Amphipolis Tomb and More.
Byzantine Mosaics and Monastic Complex Unearthed in Negev http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2014/monastic-mosaics-unearthed-in-the-negev
For travelers accustomed to visiting ancient classical sites in the Mediterranean and Near East, Roman ruins in England may at first seem underwhelming. They tend to be relatively small in size and often poorly preserved; sometimes little more than a few courses of brick remaining. But it is precisely this manageable size, and the fact… Read More Romans in the Park: A Visit to Ancient Verulamium
In my travels around what was once the Classical world I have been fortunate to view hundreds of ancient mosaics – in situ floor mosaics, wall and ceiling mosaics and mosaic panels mounted in museums. I’ve pulled together a few images here illustrating some of these, with captions. Enjoy!