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Good Lod! After 10 years touring at the age of 1,700, it’s time ...


Good Lod! After 10 years touring at the age of 1,700, it’s time to rest

An ancient Roman mosaic that’s been on a tour of top museums has returned home to Tel Aviv

Rinat Harash

An exceptionally well-preserved Roman floor mosaic, showing a rich variety of fish, animals, birds and ships, has returned to the site where it was found in a Tel Aviv suburb, after a decade-long tour of some of the world’s top museums.

The 1,700-year-old artefact from the late Roman period was discovered in 1996 during highway construction work, but was not put on display until 2009, when sufficient funding to preserve it was donated.

The colourful mosaic, 17m long and about 9m wide, may have served as the foyer floor in a mansion in a wealthy area of Lod, near what is now Tel Aviv, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said...

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