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Mosaics in the Ancient World: Mosaic Sites

Prof. Dunar's Latin I, II, IV, Mediterranean Archaeology Research

Images

Seviac gallo roman villa

Wikimeida Commons is an open data base of free-use images. You can search by "mosaics" to get a list of mosaic categories, times periods, countries, and even how-to images. If you search by specific mosiac, "pella, macedonia mosaic", you will get images of that site. There is no information on these pages, just images.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Ancient Mosaics includes many beautiful photographs of the mosaics. The site includes a page of the author's mosaic art and some good links to other artists and art supply houses.

http://www.classicalmosaics.com/photo_album.htm

Online Resources

ABC-CLIO, World History, Ancient and Medieval Cultures

http://databases.abc-clio.com/Multi/


History Study Center

This database holds maps, images, historical documents, scholarly articles, and articles in dictionaries and encyclopedia.

http://www.historystudycenter.com/home/home.do

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 Oxford Reference

This is a database aggregator, meaning Oxford Reference will search all availabe sites for information. The database includes Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture, as well as many others. It is available to us via Alabama Virtual Library.

http://www.oxfordreference.com/

Mosaicology

This is a blog, compiled by a layman, not an academic scholar. However, it is well put together, with links and citations, and lots of photographs. It's worth perusing, especially if you haven't chosen a site yet.

http://mosaicology.blogspot.com/2010/03/essential-mosaic-guide-part-i.html

More Sites for Sites!

Take these with a grain of salt. Some are blogs, some are travel guides, but others are from museums and universities.

Prassade, Romania

http://www.cimec.ro/Arheologie/finds/bizere/bizere.htm

Jerusalem, Isreal

http://www.viator.com/Jerusalem-tourism/Byzantine-church-and-Mosaics-

Antioch, Turkey

http://www.artbma.org/collection/overview/mosaics.html

Vatican City, Museum and Workshop

http://vaticanguides.com/vatican-city-mosaic.html

Rome, Italy, Church of San Clemente

http://www.aug.edu/augusta/iconography/sanClemente/apse.html

 Rome, Italy, Capitoline Museum

http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/lion_attacking_horse/

Palermo, Italy

http://www.wga.hu/html_m/zgothic/mosaics/4palatin/index.html

 Chersonesos, Ukraine

http://www.utexas.edu/research/ica/publications/ICA_publications/crim_chers/01.pdf

 

Sites for Sites!

Take these with a grain of salt. Some are blogs, some are travel guides, but others are from museums and universities.


Ostia Antica, Italy

 http://www.ostia-antica.org/

Zeugma, Italy

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/gallery-roman-mosaics.html

Italica, Spain

http://www.livius.org/io-iz/italica/italica2.html

Palestrina (Praeneste), Italy

http://archaeologicalworld.blogspot.com/2012/07/nile-mosaic-of-palestrina.html#!/2012/07/nile-mosaic-of-palestrina.html

Conimbriga, Portugal

http://www.quintadoriodao.com/eng/out/conimbriga.html

Constantinople, Turkey

http://www.livius.org/cn-cs/constantinople/constantinople_palace_mosaics.html

Pompeii

http://www.pompeionline.net/pompeii/mosaic.htm

Trastevere, Italy (and others)

http://www.wga.hu/html_m/zgothic/mosaics/2trastev/index.html

Trier, Germany

http://www.livius.org/to-ts/trier/trier-cathedral.html

Pella, Macedonia

http://www.macedonian-heritage.gr/HellenicMacedonia/en/B1.2.3.3.html

Cordoba, Spain

http://www.artencordoba.co.uk/CHRISTIAN-KINGS-ALCAZAR/Christian-Kings-Alcazar-Cordoba-mosaic-room.html