Full Name Comment goes here. Are you sure you want to Yes No. No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares. No notes for slide. Animals, birds and fish are seen in the central panel of an intricate ancient Roman mosaic as it is revealed some 13 years after it was first discovered in the ruins of a 4th century AD building, on July 1, in Lod in central Israel. The beautiful 1, year old mosaic floor, which is regarded as one of the most magnificent and largest ever revealed in Israel, was first uncovered in during a project to upgrade the city's sewage system.
In the following decades, large portions of the mosaic map were damaged by fires, activities in the new church and by the effects of moisture. The floor mosaic is located in the apse of the church of Saint George at Madaba. It is not oriented northwards, like modern maps, but faces east towards the altar in such a fashion that the position of places on the map coincides with the actual compass directions.
Originally, it measured 21 by 7 m and contained over two million tesserae. The mosaic map depicts an area from Lebanon in the north to the Nile Delta in the south, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Eastern Desert.
Among other features, it depicts the Dead Sea with two fishing boats, a variety of bridges linking the banks of the Jordan , fish swimming in the river and receding from the Dead Sea; a lion rendered nearly unrecognisable by the insertion of random tesserae during a period of iconoclasm hunting a gazelle in the Moab desert, palm -ringed Jericho , Bethlehem and other biblical -Christian sites.
The map may partially have served to facilitate pilgrims' orientation in the Holy Land. The mosaic's references to the tribes of Israel, toponymy, as well as its use of quotations of biblical passages, indicate that the artist who laid out the mosaic used as his primary source the Onomasticon of Eusebius 4th-century CE. A combination of folding perspective and aerial view depicts about towns and villages, all of them labelled. On Jerusalem's southwest side is shown Acel Dama lit.
The recognisable depiction of the urban topography makes the mosaic a key source on Byzantine Jerusalem. Also unique are the detailed depictions of cities such as Neapolis , Askalon , Gaza , Pelusium and Charachmoba , all of them nearly detailed enough to be described as street maps. The mosaic map of Madaba is the oldest known geographic floor mosaic in art history. It is used heavily for the localisation and verification of biblical sites. No Downloads. Views Total views.
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Deutsch: Alexandermosaik. Italiano: Battaglia di Isso mosaico. Polski: Bitwa Aleksandra z Dariuszem. Suomi: Aleksanteri-mosaiikki. Svenska: Alexandermosaiken. Philoxenus of Eretria anonymous. House of the Faun.
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