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The Lod Mosaic

A Spectacular Roman Mosaic Floor

Gideon Avni, Glen Bowersock, Amir Gorzalczany, Joshua Schwartz and Rina Talgam

    ISBN: 978 1 85759 970 1

    Size: 210 x 250 mm / 9¾ × 8¼ in.

    Binding: Hardback

    Pages: 112

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    Date published: September, 2015

    UK £19.95 /US $29.95


  • Only book available on the Lod Mosaic
  • The mosaic has just finished a world tour to major museum that included the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Field Museum in Chicago, the Louvre in Paris, the Altes Museum in Berlin, Waddesdon Manor in England and the Hermitage in St Petersburg, among other prominent venues
  • Features texts by leading scholars


In 1996 a series of exquisite Roman mosaic floors was accidentally uncovered during highway construction in the modern Israeli town of Lod. The mosaics featured elegant and superbly crafted animals, fish, birds and other creatures, dating to around AD 300. They probably belonged to a private house and served as a series of reception or audience halls, where visitors would have been met and entertained.

The mosaic will shortly be returning from a world tour to its new home at The Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Archaeological Center in Lod, Israel. Published with the Israel Antiquities Authority to celebrate the new museum’s opening, this lavishly illustrated volume will be the only book on this exceptional archaeological find. Featuring sumptuous photography and an accessible and informative text, this captivating volume will be essential for all those interested in Roman mosaics and the fascinating history of the region.

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