Project Images
 
Mosaic pavement in Tyre, Lebanon
Enlarge

The site of Tyre was a major Phoenician and Roman city in southern Lebanon. A mosaic pavement lies in the foreground, while the necropolis and a monumental arch can be seen in the background. Photo: Leslie Friedman

Mosaic pavement
Enlarge

A mosaic pavement recently uncovered at the site of Tyre, Lebanon. Photo: Leslie Friedman

Remains of mosaic pavements
Enlarge

Remains of mosaic pavements and stone columns at the major Phoenician and Roman site of Tyre in southern Lebanon. Photo: Leslie Friedman

Training of Technicians
 
technician training
Enlarge

Theoretical coursework as part of mosaic conservation technician training. Photo: Aurora Ortega de Torre

technician at training course
Enlarge

A Tunisian technician works on documentation of mosaics during a training course. Photo: Aurora Ortega de Torre

Training of mosaic technicians
Enlarge

A GCI staff member demonstrates techniques for the stabilization of in situ archaeological mosaics. Photo: Elsa Bourguignon

training course for mosaic technicians
Enlarge

Mosaic technicians learn about photo documentation during a training course. Photo: Aurora Ortega de Torre

training course for mosaic technicians
Enlarge

Overhead view of technicians performing stabilization treatment on mosaics. Photo: Aurora Ortega de Torre

training workshop for mosaic technicians
Enlarge

A discussion during a workshop for mosaic technicians. Photo: Elsa Bourguignon

surface cleaning of mosaic
Enlarge

Surface cleaning of a mosaic prior to stabilization. Photo: Elsa Bourguignon

mosaic pavement
Enlarge

A mosaic pavement after surface cleaning and stabilization. Photo: Elsa Bourguignon

Training in Site Management
 
training course for mosaic technicians
Enlarge

During a course on the conservation and management of mosaics on archaeological sites held at Tyre, Lebanon, participants learn about stabilization methods for mosaics. Photo: Leslie Friedman

training course for mosaic technicians
Enlarge

Participants in a course on the conservation and management of mosaics on archaeological sites learn how to test for the presence and types of salts in mosaics. Photo: Leslie Friedman

training course for mosaic technicians
Enlarge

During the course at Tyre, participants conduct graphic condition assessments of mosaics. Photo: Leslie Friedman

training course for mosaic technicians
Enlarge

Instructors and participants discuss the condition and presentation of a mosaic during the course in Tyre. Photo: Leslie Friedman

training course for mosaic technicians
Enlarge

Participants undertake documentation and condition assessments for mosaics. Photo: Leslie Friedman

training course for mosaic technicians
Enlarge

Participants learn about the materials and techniques used to construct mosaics during a course on the conservation and management of mosaics on archaeological sites. Photo: Leslie Friedman

training course for mosaic technicians
Enlarge

During the course at Tyre, participants learn about making mortars for the stabilization of mosaics. Photo: Leslie Friedman

training course for mosaic technicians
Enlarge

Participants learn how to mix mortars for the stabilization of mosaics. Photo: Leslie Friedman

training course for mosaic technicians
Enlarge

A participant examines the condition of a mosaic pavement as part of a course on the conservation and management of mosaics on archaeological sites. Photo: Leslie Friedman

training course for mosaic technicians
Enlarge

Participants undertake a condition assessment of an in situ mosaic. Photo: Leslie Friedman

Mosaics in Museums
 
Mosaic pavements in a museum
Enlarge

Mosaic pavements that have been detached from their sites and displayed in a museum. Photo: Photo: Richard Ross

Mosaic pavements in a museum
Enlarge

Mosaic pavements framed and displayed on the walls of a museum gallery. Photo: Gaetano Palumbo

Mosaics pavements
Enlarge

Mosaics pavements that have been lifted from their original location and stacked in an outdoor storage area. Photo: Gaetano Palumbo

Mosaics pavements
Enlarge

Mosaics pavements in a museum storage area. Photo: Gaetano Palumbo