The Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel


This mosaic floor, on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, was discovered in 1996 in a construction site in Lod, Israel. The mosaic, featuring exotic animals and fishes, probably belonged to a house by a wealthy Roman, dating to about 300 A.D. 


The mosaic was on loan from the Israel Antiquities Authority, and the Met Museum was venue for its first public exhibition.

by Kin Enriquez

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