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Roman Mosaic from Holy Land Exhibited in the Hermitage
24.12.2014 12:51
Roman Mosaic from Holy Land Exhibited in the Hermitage

The Hermitage Museum holds the exhibition Unfading Colors. Roman Mosaic from Lod.

It has become the final point of almost five years' touring over the countries of Europe and America. The unique mosaic panel found during excavation in the promised land 18 years ago made its long was from Israel to Russia. 

Highway was about to be laid through the small Israeli town of Lod located 15 kilometers away from Tel Aviv in 1996. Earlier there was an ancient settlement of Lydda in that area and so archeologists took up the matter. In the course of excavations the scientists found a unique mosaic panel. It probably used to decorate the floor of a Roman villa at the end of the 3rd century.

It is amazing that the Roman mosaic has been kept almost intact up to now. The Roman mosaic will be sent from St. Petersburg back to the town of Lod, where it will be the main exhibit of the Archaeological Center.

Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Hermitage Mosaic Exhibitions in St. Petersburg St. Petersburg Museums  

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