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January 16, 2013

New Exhibition “Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel” Coming To The Penn Museum February 10-May 19

Philadelphia is the Lod Mosaic's final stop in the United States. (Photo courtesy Penn Museum)

A very important piece of archeological history is making its last United States stop in the City of Brotherly love.

The Penn Museum is hosting an exciting traveling exhibit from February 10-May 19. Making its last stop in the United States before it travels to Paris and then home to Israel, Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel is an exhibit that introduces attendees to a 300 square foot mosaic floor in excellent condition for its age. The mosaic is estimated to be 2,000 years old. Wow.

The mosaic was discovered in 1996 in Lod, Israel and is thought to have been a part of the home of a wealthy Roman. The mosaic features pictures of animals such as a lion, an elephant, a giraffe and a bull. The animals seen in the mosaic appeared in gladiatorial games of the time, making them known to Ancient Romans.

The exhibit will explore the mosaic’s discovery, history and its conservation. Don’t miss this exhibit. The mosaic is one of the most exciting archeological discoveries of late, the Lod Mosaic is one of the biggest, most complete and best perserved Roman mosaics ever found.

Take up the opportunity and check out this exhibit before it leaves the country forever.

The Lod Mosaic at the Penn Museum
When: February 10-May 19
Where: Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Cost: $12 general admission, $10 senior citizens and active U.S. military personnel, $8 children 6-17 and full-time students. Free for members, PENNcard holders and children under 5
More info. www.pennmuseum.org

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