Stories Told In Stone
A fourth-century floor mosaic depicting Athena and Marsyas, from a monument in Kelibia
A neat article in today's The New York Times about the ongoing ancient tunisian mosaics exhibit at the J.Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA. Enjoy!
A third-century mosaic depicting two lions ferociously tearing apart a boar was found in the dining room of a home in El Jem, inland in southern Tunisia. That same room also revealed a nine-foot-long floor portrait of a procession with Bacchus as its centerpiece. (Although the Getty had planned to include the larger piece in its show, experts decided that possible damage made it too risky to remove from the wall of the El Jem Museum in northeast Tunisia, which has one of the world’s richest collections of Roman mosaics.)