Mosaics — an object of art. They adorn many of the palaces and museums in the world

Mosaics — a piece of art. They adorn many of the palaces and museums of the world

Mosaic Museum of Bardo (Bardo Museum)

In North Africa in two and a half kilometers from the Tunisian is a museum of mosaics Bordeaux, founded in 1882. Today it is the world’s largest museum of Roman mosaics.

Bordeaux Palace — residence of the Sultan and Beys of Tunis for several centuries. At the end of XIX century part of the building was transferred to the museum, the basis of the collection of mosaics which laid the meeting Minister Hazandara.

Тунис Бардо

Venus in a chariot drawn by cupids, which

poet Virgil seated on a throne between two muses: stories muse Clio and Melpomene the muse of tragedy. The scroll can be read: «Musa mihi causas memora quo numine laeso, quidve …» This is the line of the Aeneid. Mosaic Found in Sousse in 1896. I (or III) Century AD

Mosaic presented sdes truly unique. So sdes presented Achollskaya mosaic II century. She is one of the oldest discovered by archaeologists Tunisia. Rooms in a great variety of museums and each in its own beautiful and unique.

Mosaics from the collection of the Archaeological Museum of Sousse — Hadrumetum (Tunisia)

Museum in Sousse inferior famous Bardo represented by the number of mosaics, but if Bardot has incorporated a mosaic of different times and places, in Sousse collected mostly ancient mosaics Hadrumetum.

In the museum features an interesting antique fabric in the center of which the head of Medusa.

Medusa. An impressive example of ancient optical illusion — and in the mosaic. If you look down in the center, an effect of tightening into a mosaic. 150-200 years. BC

Neptune. Mosaic Found in Sousse in 1904. Beginning of III century BC

The Mosaic Museum. Istanbul (Turkey)

Музей мозаики, Стамбул

The museum opened to the public in 1953, is behind the Sultanahmet Mosque, consists of the remains of the Great Palace of the Byzantine Empire, built by Constantine the Great (324-337). The museum consists of mosaics, columns and other architectural pieces that were once part of the Grand Palace. The mosaics show scenes of daily life in Byzantium, hunting scenes and landscapes and pictures of animals.

Mosaic Museum in Zugme, Gaziantip (Turkey)

persei-adameda poseidon-ocean-turkey

Mosaic Museum in Gaziantipe opened relatively recently, but managed to win the recognition of professionals and visitors. City Zugma was on the banks of the Euphrates River that linked Anatolia and Mesopotamia, was known as a military base for the legions of the Roman Empire and one of the shopping centers of the Silk Road. The museum contains examples of Roman mosaic from small chamber images to large panels. Perseus and Andromeda. Poseidon, Oceanus, Tethys.

Israel. Mosaic Museum «Good Samaritan»

Israel mosaic In 2009 Israel opened the museum mosaic «Museum of the Good Samaritan», it offers visitors the opportunity to admire a collection of mosaics found in the ruins of ancient synagogues and churches in the territories of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. The museum is located near the highway connecting Jerusalem to Jericho, in the town that bears the name of an ancient biblical Ma’ale Adumim (Ma’ale Adumim) and is located on the border of possession tribes of Benjamin and Judah, who inhabited these lands in Biblical times (Joshua 15:7 , 18:17). In the Byzantine period this place was an inn, which is mentioned in the «Parable of the Good Samaritan» (Luke: 10:25-37). It tells the story of three representatives of different religions, the founder of Christianity, Jesus, Jews and Samaritan who commits an act of mercy. Therefore, the museum presents mosaics and artifacts found in both Jewish and Samaritan synagogues and in the Christian churches.

National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Mosaic collection

National Archaeological Museum of Naples (Italian: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli) — is located in Naples, Italy. It contains a large collection of archaeological finds discovered at Pompeii and Herculaneum. A unique collection of mosaic is made up almost entirely of the mosaics found in Pompeii, as well as mosaics of Herculaneum and Stabiae. Floor and wall mosaics date back to the period from 2 century BC to 79 AD The most notable exhibits are the mosaics of the house of the Faun in Pompeii, including «The Battle of Alexander the Great with Darius».

Mosaic depicting Alexander the Great (Pompeii)

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