Ancient Mosaic Art Discovery
22 Jul 2022

Famous Lod Mosaic Returns to a New Museum Home

The Lod Mosaic has had a rather dramatic life in recent years. It’s traveled around the world, visiting destinations like the Louvre in Paris, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, as well as institutions in Italy and several
25 Feb 2022

Found! Largest Roman mosaic in decades unearthed in London

Finding an 1,800-year-old Roman floor mosaic in the shadow of London’s most modern-looking skyscraper? Just another day’s work for the archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA).  The area they were exploring –  formerly a parking lot – is located in a well-known area of the city. The site
11 Sep 2021

Michelangelo’s Favorite Stone – Marble

“Perfection is no small thing, but it is made up of small things.” – Michelangelo Marble has been a staple of upscale homes and public spaces for far longer than you might guess. The association with luxury and quality and positive reputation of this stone has been earned over not
19 May 2021

The Majestic Mosaic Art of Ancient Rome

The Roman Empire gave birth to some of the most iconic mosaic art in the history of tile art. In Roman times, mosaic artworks were commonly used to decorate home floors and walls, and they were considered some of the most prestigious decorations of their time. Although these decorations were
Mosaic Art at Hisham's Palace
28 Apr 2021

The Mosaics of Hisham’s Palace — One of The Finest Representations of Islamic Art

Hisham’s palace, also known as Khirbat Al-Mafjar, is one fascinating archaeological home to some of the most prestigious and breathtaking mosaics in the world. This palace returns to the 8th century, back to the Umayyad times. It was named after Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik, the 10th Umayyad caliph, who ruled
21 Apr 2021

History is Still Speaking Through Mosaic Art Discoveries

For mosaic art enthusiasts, this is already an outstanding year for mosaic discoveries. Our favorite art medium is still generating surprises, as with the latest archaeological finds in Turkey. As you’ve discovered in previous articles, this region is home to some of the most significant and plentiful mosaic art examples