sea-monster, mosaic at Pompeii (back-to-front)


sea-monster, mosaic at Pompeii

L'Association International pour l'Étude de la Mosaïque Antique (AIEMA): an international organisation which provides resources for scholars working on ancient mosaics, including a series of conferences and a regular Bulletin with comprehensive bibliographic listings.
The Association for the Study and Preservation of Roman Mosaics (ASPROM): the British branch of AIEMA.
L'Associazione Italiana per lo Studio e la Conservazione del Mosaico (AISCOM): the Italian branch of AIEMA.
The British Association for Modern Mosaic
The Society of American Mosaic Artists
The Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society
Mosaic Matters: the online magazine for all things mosaic.
Buckland Books: specialists in books about mosaics, tiles and other architectural ceramics.

Ancient Mosaics

Mosaic Atlas: gallery of ancient and modern mosaics all over the world, displaying photos contributed by enthusiasts, travellers and artists.
Roman and Byzantine mosaics: an extensive collection of photos by Galen R. Frysinger, including mosaics from Piazza Armerina, Tunisia, Morocco and Cyprus.
Mosaïque romaine de la Méditerranée: virtual exhibition of Roman mosaics from around the Mediterranean, with high-quality images
Alexandra Kankeleit's webpages: articles about Roman mosaics in Greece, with lots of pictures.
Mosaics in Tunisia: spectacular images from Roman north Africa.
Antioch Mosaics: photos of Roman mosaics from Antioch, Turkey.
Hatay Virtual Museum: well-illustrated collection of mosaics from Antioch.
More Antioch mosaics on the Sacred Destinations website; also pictures of the Antioch excavations, the mosaics of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, and mosaics in the Römisch-Germanisches Museum at Cologne.
Zeugma: Roman mosaics rescued from the rising waters of a new dam on the Euphrates. There are more pictures on the official website of the Zeugma 2000 project and on a Turkish site (but watch out for the atrocious spelling!).
Ancient Vienne: excellent site exploring the remains of Vienne in France, including lots of mosaics in the Virtual Museum.
Roman mosaics in Dorchester: excellent photos of one of the most important collections of Roman mosaics in the UK, from the Joy of Shards Mosaic Resource.
Lopen Roman Mosaic: follow the discovery of a new Roman mosaic in Somerset in 2001.
Terra Antiqua: site devoted to Roman perceptions of landscape, with a large gallery of mosaics and paintings.

Mosaics on the New York Subway: not ancient mosaics, but wonderful modern works commissioned to brighten up the subway; there are pictures of the original nineteenth- and early twentieth-century mosaic decoration of the stations in the line by line guide and abandoned stations page.

Greek Archaeology Sites

Greek Ministry of Culture: explore the archaeology and culture of Greece.
The British School at Athens: the centre for British research in Greece.
Centre d'Études Alexandrines: new excavations in the heart of Hellenistic and Roman Alexandria.
Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean: a gazetteer of sites in Greece and Turkey, with brief descriptions and illustrations.
Metis: virtual reality tours of sites in Greece and Turkey, including Athens, Corinth, Delphi, Olympia, Priene and Didyma.
The Ancient City of Athens: excellent collection of photos by Kevin Glowacki of the University of Indiana.
The Athenian Agora: the official site, with a superb collection of resources.
Household and City Organization at Olynthus: complete illustrated text of Nicholas Cahill's 2002 book about Olynthus, which will eventually be complemented by a database of all the finds from the site.
Greek bus timetables: not really about archaeology, but useful for getting to it!

For links to more web resources about the Greek and Roman world, visit the Cardiff page of Study Resources for Ancient History and Classical Archaeology.

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