Friday, October 01, 2010

The Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel

The Met Museum in New York City is currently showing a  3rd C CE Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel. Lod is the ancient Lydda which was destroyed by Rome in 66 CE and refounded by the Emperor Hadrian.

This coming Sunday, there's a special program accompanying the exhibit:
October 3, 2010
Jacques Neguer, Director of Art Conservation, Israel Antiquities Authority

The Lod Mosaic: From Excavation to Exhibition 3:00 p.m.

3:45pm: Miriam Avissar, Senior Archaeologist, Israel Antiquities Authority

The Lod Mosaic Floor and Its Menagerie: Roman Influence on Local Mosaic Art

Both events are at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Free with Museum admission 

Here's a link to the Lod Mosaic website.

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