Inspiration: the Lod Mosaic

jenelJanuary 18, 2011

Today, we were surprised by a free copy of the Wall Street Journal with our daily paper. What timing! In the WSJ, there was an article about the Lod Mosaic, which is on display at the Met. So I looked it up online and found this fantastic site that allows you to explore the mosaic up close. It's incredible, and it has so far survived for almost 2,000 years. Stunning!

Here is a link that might be useful: The Lod Mosaic

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texaswild

Absolutely amazing discovery, and even more amazing is how they preserved and moved it. This just boggles my mind - what an operation. Thanks, JENEL, for sharing that w/us.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 10:15AM
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astara

Yes thank you for sharing, this is absolutely amazing and beautiful!

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 9:47PM
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loribee2

Really enjoyed this. Thank you for posting!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2011 at 2:46PM
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concretenprimroses

wow! so much fun to look at up close.
Kathy

    Bookmark   January 20, 2011 at 2:53PM
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Calamity_J

Oh My! That is soooo inspirational!!!

    Bookmark   January 21, 2011 at 6:56PM
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astara

I am using one of the pics. as my profile pic. on facebook right now. Love this so much! Makes me wonder how long some of my work can last. Ha Ha especially some of the first ones where I have Noooo idea!

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 2:30PM
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jenel

LOL, astara! I thought the same thing: will my work be around thousands of years from now... and do I want it to be?

    Bookmark   January 26, 2011 at 8:53AM
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