Afternoon Lecture: Deciphering the Lod Mosaic

Date/Time

Feb 10, 2013
02:00 PM until 04:00 PM

Description

Highway construction in Lod, Israel in 1966 accidently unearthed a large and well-preserved Roman mosaic that probably once decorated a large audience room. The mosaic dates to circa 300 CE and features a kind of arena of ferocious animals, including a lion and lioness, an elephant, a giraffe, a rhinoceros, a tiger, and a wild bull. In this lecture, Dr. C. Brian Rose, Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section, explores why decorative motifs of this kind were held in such high esteem during the Roman Empire. That exploration leads us into the world of gladiatorial games, the wild animal export industry, and mythological charades in ancient Rome.

Cost

ree with Museum admission: $12 Adult; $10 Senior Citizens & Military; $8 Student

Location

View map Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Phone

(215) 898-4000

Contact email

info@pennmuseum.org

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