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2013-06-19 23:16:08

The Arc of Riverside County has just completed another section of their 50,000 piece, forty-foot long National Wall of Respect mosaic mural which is located on a concrete wall at their Riverside headquarters. The goal of the unique artist rendering is to highlight the need for respect and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Recently, SoCal CEO Magazine staff was on hand as The Arc of Riverside County held their third in a series of six...

2012-10-15 15:16:36

Research that was coordinated at Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) analyzes the mythological images in Roman mosaics and shows that members of the most powerful elite selected Greek gods and heroes as symbols of universal values that reinforced what Rome stood for. This line of research, coordinated by Luz Neira, who is a professor in the Department of Humanities: History, Geography and Art, as well as a researcher in UC3M´s Institute for Culture and Technology (Instituto de...

Mosaic Discovery In Turkey Demonstrates Cultural Influence Of Roman Empire
2012-09-18 08:57:09

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An archaeological team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has unearthed a massive Roman mosaic in southern Turkey in what is being described as the largest mosaic of its type ever found in a region that was heavily influenced by the Roman Empire during the third and fourth centuries. Professor Michael Hoff, of UNL, director of the excavation, said “Its size signals, in no small part, that the outward signs of the empire...

2011-11-08 10:29:57

Research coordinated by Carlos III University in Madrid (UC3M) analyzes the images of women in Roman mosaics and their impact on the collective consciousness of feminine stereotypes. In many cases, the research concludes, the images pointed to the female as the cause of wars and other evils. Numerous images of women appear in Roman mosaics. The majority are inspired in mythology — goddess, heroines and other protagonists of countless legends — although other flesh and blood...

2011-08-09 07:42:00

NORTHFIELD, Ohio, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fan Mosaics, LLC, is offering 2,500 Jerry Garcia fans the opportunity to include their photos in an officially licensed mosaic print of the Grateful Dead legend. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110809/CL49375 ) To mark the August anniversary of both his birth and his death, Fan Mosaics is creating a Jerry Garcia photo mosaic built entirely from photos submitted by his fans. The fan images will be arranged to re-create a Jerry...

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2011-08-01 13:34:02

Officials said on Friday that archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old mosaic in Rome that depicts the Greek god Apollo surrounded by his muses in a cellar once used as a park tool shed near the Colosseum. "This is a very important discovery. The mosaic is in perfect condition and it can be dated exactly to between 64 and 109 AD," Umberto Broccoli, head of the culture department of the Rome city council, told reporters during a visit. Excavations are being done in an underground...

2009-03-18 12:27:00

The Society of American Mosaic Artists will hold a Mosaic Marathon as a way to give back to the community that is hosting its annual conference, the 8th Annual Mosaic Summit SAN DIEGO, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bayside Community Center was selected as the recipient of this year's Mosaic Marathon, a tradition in which the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) creates a permanent mosaic art installation for a worthy organization. In recognition of its valuable work in the...

2009-02-25 10:51:00

Museum of Man hosts the year's most important international exhibition of contemporary mosaic fine art CHICAGO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mosaic Arts International 2009, the annual juried exhibition of the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), takes place at the San Diego Museum of Man February 28-April 26. The exhibition unites compelling materials, innovative design, and masterful technique as explored by international artists working in the medium. Included are seventy-two...

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2008-08-12 16:33:43

Ruins of a Roman temple from the second century CE have recently been unearthed beneath the foundations of a church, Israeli archaeologists said. The building was found during an excavation at Zippori, the capital of Galilee during the Roman period, indicating a significant pagan population during the time. The site was discovered during a dig led by Professor Zeev Weiss from the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The temple walls were plundered in ancient times...

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2008-06-12 11:44:34

Archaeologists have unearthed a cave underneath one of the world's oldest churches in Jordan, which they believe to have been used as a site for early Christian rituals.The cave was discovered by archaeologist Abdel-Qader al-Housan, head of the Rihab Center for Archaeological Studies, after three months of excavation. It lies under Saint Georgeous's Church, which is considered by some to have been built in the year 230, though it is often disputed. The church underneath could have been built...


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