September 28–April 3, 2011
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York
This fall and winter, visitors to the Met will have an unprecedented opportunity to view The Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel, one of the most exceptional and well-preserved mosaics ever to be discovered in the Holy Land. The beautiful and elegantly crafted third-century A.D. mosaic, which is festooned with lively depictions of wild beasts, birds and marine life, was discovered nearly 15 years ago during roadwork near the town of Lod just south of Tel Aviv, but it had to be reburied until sufficient funding was found to properly care for the remarkable piece.
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