In the footsteps of the Holy Land's greatest mosaic artist
published on 04 April 2012
The Lod mosaic has earned its place of honor outside the conservation laboratory of the Israel Antiquities Authority. The laboratory, in the courtyard of the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem, contains hundreds of mosaics collected over about a century of archaeological... [continue reading]
Posted by archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com on April 4, 2012, 17:00.
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