Skip to comments.Rescuing a Roman Mosaic
Posted on 01/22/2006 7:40:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv
The mosaic was acquired by the MFA in 2002 from Dumbarton Oaks Research Center in Washington, DC, where it had been stored, unseen, for more than sixty years. Since its acquisition, the fragile mosaic surface has been stabilized, and crumbling concrete and rusting iron backings replaced with new supports. Our conservators are now meticulously cleaning the surface of the mosaic and reconstructing its patterned outer borderwork that is taking place on view to the public through early 2006.
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I just found out.
I don't know if you can wear wedding rings while doing this type of work but I agree on your first observation, she is a hottie!
I'm always amazed by the workmanship on these ancient buildings, tilework, bricks etc. I made that observation in Italy and my wife said, well of course it's nice it may have been someone's life time work.
Aegean Dendrochronology ProjectA well-preserved juniper post, painted blue and with modern door hinges, was recovered from a modern village house simply because it looked suspiciously old. The sample we were given did not fit anything in our Neolithic inventory, so we sent a piece of it to Heidelberg to see what radiocarbon analysis would reveal. The date is 2117 B.C. +/-110 years, which means it is from some Early Bronze Age occupation near the lake at Kastoria.
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by Peter Ian Kuniholm
How long should they last?
Looks to be a work of love restoring the Mosaic.
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Wood parts? I guess, as long as they don't burn down, and are treated with something to resist moisture, and (a biggie) don't have too many metal fasteners (those cause the wood to rot beginning around the metal, due to condensation), they must last a really long time. :') I think that there's wood used anciently in construction in the towns around Vesuvius.
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.
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