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Europa

Europa and the Bull, another one of Zeus’ love story “Zeus saw her, fell in love with her, and seduced her” is a pretty standard summary of many stories of…
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Muses Mosaics

Muses mosaics were appreciated by Roman patricians In Greek mythology the Muses were the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science, and arts. They were considered the source of the…
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Unemployed

An unemployed mosaicist I have been mosaically unemployed for a year… In January 2020, I flew back to Alabama from France. I had just learned I was going to be…
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Close up of cone mosaic_Uruk, Mesopotamia

Cone mosaics

Cone mosaics are the oldest known mosaics in the world They were used in Southern Mesopotamia (present day Iraq) to decorate monumental raw mud-brick Palaces and Temples built between 3500…
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Volubilis mosaics – Part Deux

In 2017, I started to travel to see mosaic I had been dreaming of for many years. Twice a year I would go back to Europe and then go to…
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The Aquitaine school of mosaics

Roman mosaics of Southwestern France The Aquitaine school of mosaics refers to a regional mosaic style followed by itinerant teams of mosaicists during the 4th and 5th century. Its regional…
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