On the Eutychia Mosaic Conservation

EutychiaMosaicThe American School of Classical Studies at Athens posted this update yesterday about the conservation work surrounding the Eutychia Mosaic, which has been the focus of the Corinth excavation and conservation teams in recent years. The piece by Katherine M. Petrole discusses the excavation below the mosaic last summer, continued conservation, recent presentations about the work, and educational outreach programs designed to link the mosaic to culture and life in the Roman world. The article update also includes links to videos.

Here’s a taste:

In June 2015 Corinth Excavations hit something better than gold—bedrock! The soil underneath the Eutychia mosaic was removed to bedrock thanks to the careful work of Dr. Sarah James and Corinth Excavations workmen. Keep an eye out for her publication to learn about some of the fascinating finds and their potential implications for the South Stoa…Fun Fact: Did you know that Corinth Excavations now has an outreach program all about the Eutychia mosaic? It’s highlighted in a lesson plan about the cultural achievements of the Roman Empire. From a classroom in America, students can examine how this mosaic helps us learn about the Roman Empire, and their teacher can show current conservation work at Corinth Excavations. A variety of videos showing a behind-the-scenes look at the process of conservation will be available to teachers, and is linked below. With this case study of the Eutychia mosaic, we are looking at its connection to the Roman Empire and its connection to us today as an object of art:  a masterpiece laden with many meanings that affected the function of the space it decorated. It puts Corinth on the “Learning about the Roman Empire” map.

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Categories: American School Excavations, Hellenistic, Interim, News Stories, Periods, Roman, Sites, Urban Center

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