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

Learn more about the exhibition The Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel on view at the Met September 28, 2010--April 3, 2011: http://met.org/eiyQTJ Miriam Avissar, Senior Archaeologist, Israel Antiquities Authority First discovered in 1996, this large and impressive mosaic floor depicts animals, birds, and fish in a lively and colorful manner. Only recently uncovered and displayed in situ in Israel, its exhibition here is its first following extensive conservation. Hear the firsthand story of the spectacular discovery and meticulous work undertaken to excavate and conserve the impressive Roman mosaic floor that has now been brought to the Museum for a special exhibition.
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