Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Nine ancient mosaics of Israel

PHOTO ESSAY: 9 magnificent ancient mosaics of Israel. In Roman times, a mosaic team manager earned 150 dinars a day, while a ship’s carpenter earned only 60. But the work was backbreaking (Naama Barak, Israel21c). The article includes a long interview with "Jacques Neguer, the head of the Israel Antiquities Authority’s art conservation department."

Cross-file under Decorative Art. PaleoJudaica has posted on many, many ancient mosaics found in Israel. I can't hope to note all of the links, but some key ones, each with more links, are here, here, here (cf. here), here, and here (cf. here).

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