All conservation works at the House of Dionysos, at the archaeological site of Kato Paphos, have been completed, the Antiquities Department said yesterday. The House of Dionysos, Paphos The project on the conservation of the mosaics and the upgrade... [continue reading]
Posted by archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com on March 9, 2012, 08:00.
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Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. The earliest known examples of mosaics made of different materials were found at a temple building in Ubaid, Mesopotamia, and are dated to the second half of 3nd millennium BCE. They consist of pieces of colored stones, shells and ivory. Excavations... [continue reading]
Dionysos (Roman name: Bacchus) was the ancient Greek god of wine, merriment, and theatre. Being the bad boy of Mt. Olympus, he was perhaps the most colourful of the Olympian Gods. In Greek mythology, despite being the son of Zeus and Semele (the daughter of Kadmos and Harmonia), Dionysos did not receive the best start in life when his mother died while... [continue reading]