Monday, March 29, 2010

Are you going to New York this autumn?

If so, you must go to see the Lod mosaic at the Met which will be exhibited on 28 September for 6 months. It is 1700 years old and was discovered in 1996 when workmen were rebuilding the road from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The mosaic is 600 square feet and believed to have belonged to a wealthy Roman living in Lydda (ancient Lod). It looks amazing; I do hope it will come to London at some point.


Blogger Eurodog said...

Obviously survived Israeli missiles!

1:13 pm  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I wish I was. I'd love to see that.

10:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is absolutely stunning and it shows that the outer reaches of the empire were as sophisticated as Rome itself. The same goes for Londinium with its most advanced water pumping system.Go to the London museum in the city to see.

5:43 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Yes, ED & WL!

I haven't been there for ages, Anon, but the Romans were the masters of the acquaduct and underfloor heating!

8:30 am  
Blogger Eurodog said...

Did you hear Domus Aurea partially collapsed the other day. How is this possible after 2000 years? No doubt climate change is to blame for this.

8:23 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Hi ED - I read that. Have you ever been there?

8:46 am  

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