Monday, December 20, 2010

Ancient Mosaic - Tabgha


Detail of the mosaic floor of a Byzantine-era church at Tabgha, site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and the fishes. Amazingly, this mosaic lay hidden for 1,300 years until the ruins of the church were excavated. The colors are as fresh and vibrant today as they were then.

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20 comments:

Daryl said...

Oh Robin .. both the mosaic and the synagogue photos are perfection!

Dina said...

Your photo does the mosaic justice. You can almost feel each tessera.

Leora said...

Wonderful. Love the textures of each stone.

Dimple said...

This is beautiful!

SouthLakesMom said...

Darn! Darn! Darn! This new series of photos is making me wall-covering hungry for more on canvas!

I think I need to get a job so I can afford you!

Beautiful, Robin!

Liz said...

Amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. It's beautiful.

Happy Holidays!

My Ruby link

Luna Miranda said...

oh wow! this is an amazing find. thanks for sharing.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice art work

Felisol said...

Dear Robin,
I admire the way you carefully choose an item and enhances it, so that we all can see, admire and learn.
I always find wonderful things at your site, and expect the Israeli wonders to continue.
The vogue tiles are phenomenal.
So is the synagogue of Capernaum.

Wishing you a wonderful celebration and good things only for the new year.
Yours Felisol

bj said...

Ummm, great rubies.

EG Wow said...

It truly is amazing that so many ancient treasures still exist! The mosaic is in great condition.

Ralph said...

The intricate tile work is beautiful, while the age of the building wall are no problem in holding the tiles up. The artist works wonders with each tile, insignificant by themselves but as a whole - magnificent!

PS: I reconfigured the post, and the pictures are there (for now, anyhow :)

Quilly said...

I've seen floors in contemporary homes in much worse shape! Great photo, Robin!

Thanks for the Christmas wishes!

Carletta said...

I hope I look as good in my olden years. :)
Lovely color after all it's been through.

Maria @ LSS said...

Beautiful!

Happy Ruby!

Maria @ LSS

Cafe au lait said...

Fantastic find for ruby. Merry Christmas.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

That is so beautiful, and mosaics are so very intricate.

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reg said...

What an incredible floor. I wish I lived where things where older than 150 years, such as Israel!!!!

Gattina said...

It's very beautiful !!

Wish you a very happy and healthy New Year !!

Harry Hilders said...

Beautiful Mosaic