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Rescuing a mosaic

Reference

1203

Duration

00:11:00

Production year

2004

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Original material

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4/3
Color
Sound

Summary

During construction work in the town of Besançon, an exceptionally well preserved mosaic dating from the beginning of the 2nd century CE was discovered. It represents the shield of Athena with at its center a Medusa head medallion.

The archaeologist, Claudine Munier, describes the décor in detail and explains its symbolism. Christophe Laporte, a topographic draftsman, explains the various processes which will be used to save and reinstall the mosaic, which will be glued and then fixed in place using a roller.

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