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Siena Duomo’s mosaic floor visible for 2 months

The Duomo of Siena’s floor is now open to visitors and will be until October 24th. Most of the year just a few of the 56 panels are visible. The rest are covered by pressboard planks and carpets to protect the unbelievably beautiful inlaid marble mosaics from the pitter patter of a million pairs of [...]
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More panels of large Greek mosaic found in Calabria

History / Ancient History : The History Blog (last year)

Last year, on the last day of the 25th consecutive year of excavations, large panels depicting a 20-by-13-foot dragon, a sea serpent, a large rosette and multiple panels of floral designs from a large Hellenistic mosaic were uncover... Read Post

Looters butcher Roman mosaic in Spain

History / Ancient History : The History Blog (3 years ago)

Thieves broke into an unguarded Roman villa in the tiny northern Spanish burg of Baños de Valdearados (population 419) and brutally hacked out three panels of a 5th century floor mosaic dedicated to the god Bacchus. Two Catalan tour... Read Post

You Will Want to Stare at the Floor in Siena's Duomo—If You Visit Now

Lifestyle / Travel : The Daily Traveler (2 years ago)

The Cathedral of Siena has a spectacle that's normally kept out of sight, even though you’re walking all over it—its inlaid marble mosaic floor. And for a short time in the late summer and early fall, it's uncovered and open for vie... Read Post


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