Lecture: The floor mosaics of Syria

Lecture: The floor mosaics of Syria

Start Date:  25 Feb 2015

End Date:  25 Feb 2015

Showroom:  Amphitheatre "Melina Mercouri"

Among all the works that have survived in the Eastern Mediterranean region, the mosaic floors of Syria are included in the excellent samples of this kind of decoration, both as an iconography but also from an artistic point of view.

In the lecture professor Assimakopoulou-Atzaka will try to give a general and concise speech on the art of ancient Syrian mosaics during the centuries of their heyday. Starting from the turn of the 1st to the 2nd century AD the most important works from this period until the end of Late Antiquity will be presented, with the help of rich visual material.