A transgender cow, incongruous crustaceans and a boar-dog: the surprising tale of reconstructing a Byzantine mosaic floor

A retired engineer from Tel Aviv is an unlikely candidate to undertake the reconstruction of a Byzantine mosaic floor in Greece. But with hard work, determination and a generous amount of enthusiasm he transformed a few forgotten mosaic fragments …. ..into a digital representation of a lost masterpiece: Fragments of …

The curious mosaics of San Giovanni Evangelista, Ravenna.

Ancient mosaics can sometimes get a bit stuck up themselves. There is a propensity for them to become the marble and smalti equivalent of those interbred bantam hen varieties with flamboyant mop heads and fancy moon boot feathering  – they were made to be looked at and marveled over but …