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October 16, 2017

The Zeugma Mosaic Museum in in Gaziantep, Turkey opened in 2011 as the largest mosaic museum in the world. Containing some 1700m2 of mosaics, the museum focuses on the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, which was scheduled to be flooded in the early part of the current cent...

September 7, 2017

Berkshire in southeast England is a county rich in history. The eastern end of the county contains Windsor Castle. The original castle was constructed in the 11th century following the Norman invasion. In the western end of the county is the village of Boxford, in whic...

August 31, 2017

During the summer months, archaeologists and other classical researchers studying the Mediterranean region leave their ivory towers and head into the field. Given the centuries-long interest in western society in the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome, it might b...

August 7, 2017

The Gilded Age in the United States generally referred to the post-Civil War period from the 1870s to the turn of the 20th century, when vast industrial fortunes led to lavish lifestyles for those relatively few families. Newport, Rhode Island came to be seen as the mo...

August 2, 2017

Vienne is located on the Rhone River in southern France near Lyon (modern aerial view of Vienne above by Daveblack is shared here under CC BY-SA 3.0). It was the capital of the Gallic Allobroges until being converted to a Roman colony in 47 BCE under Julius Caesar. It...

January 2, 2017

Mosaics of ceramic, glass, and other materials has been used for thousands of years in decorating public and private spaces. While the earliest known examples—dating to the 3rd millenium BC—were found in Mespotamia, some of the best known from the ancient world are tho...

August 29, 2016

Although flood waters from construction of a dam have submerged much of the ancient city of Zeugma in Turkey, archaeologists excavating at the site recently uncovered spectacular, and spectacularly preserved, mosaics dating to ancient Greece some 2,200 years ago.



August 11, 2016

A farmer first noticed a portion of this mosaic back in 1938 and the area was marked for protection. But archaeologists only recently began professional excavations at the site, revealing a rare mosaic depicting a chariot race in the hippodrome.


Rare 4th-Century Mos...

July 20, 2016

Recent archaeological investigations in Israel have revealed 5th-century mosaics portraying a number of events outlined in the Bible. Among these, one mosaic shows pairs of animals being led to Noah’s ark and another illustrates the parting of the Red Sea. The mosaics...

July 3, 2016

Depictions of dolphins in ancient mosaics, on frescoes, on ceramic vessels differed drastically from one civilization to another, reflecting the different positions held by these magnificent creatures in those respective societies, their cultures, and their myths.



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