Category: Artefacts

Hinton St Mary Mosaic

The Roman portrait image of a man in the Hinton St Mary Mosaic, widely believed to depict Christ and now in the British Museum, is one of the oldest surviving depictions of Christ …

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The Lod Mosaic from Israel

One of the best preserved of the more larger Roman mosaic floors was discovered in 1996 during the construction of a highway on the outskirts of Lod, just south east of Tel Aviv. Not only is this mosaic floor in excellent...

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Glass Portrait of Akhenaten

The reign of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten (either 1353–1336 BC or 1351–1334 BC) witnessed a number of changes in ancient Egypt. One of the most significant saw the shift of the capital from Thebes to Armana. In the establishment of an entirely new city, artists also dramatically changed the way in which they depicted the human form.

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