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Author: Christine Jones,Museum of London
ISBN13: 978-0904818208
Title: Roman Mosaics (London Connection)
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Language: English
Category: Architecture
Publisher: Museum of London (December 1988)
Pages: 16

Roman Mosaics (London Connection) by Christine Jones,Museum of London

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Roman mosaics were popular in public buildings and homes, and many examples can still be seen today. Mosaics were made from hundreds of small pieces (or tesserae) of coloured stones and gems put together to make a picture. Mosaics were used for different reasons. As well as being used for decoration, they provided a strong surface for walking on, and were also sometimes used as advertisements or signs.

Roman Mosaics (London Connection). The London connection. Christine Jones Museum of London.

The mosaics in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum span the second through the sixth centuries AD and reflect the diversity of compositions found throughout the Roman Empire during this period. Several of the mosaics in the Getty collection can be traced to specific discoveries made in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Italy, Gaul, North Africa, and Syria. However, the very first mosaics in this region, dating to the late first and second centuries AD, rely on Hellenistic Greek traditions.

Roman mosaics were very popular in homes and public building during the Roman Empire. There are many examples of mosaics that still exist today. They were very detailed and complicated. Roman mosaics were made up of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of tiny coloured stones and gems called tesserae. Each mosaic piece was stuck to the floor with mortar, a type of cement. Mosaics would show pictures of Roman history and everyday Roman life. These mosaic images provide an insight into what Roman life was like and how they lived. Mosaic floors were a sign of wealth and importance.

In the year AD 43, following an invasion led by the Roman Emperor Claudius, the Romans founded the town of Londinium (the Roman name for London). London’s Roman Amphitheatre

London was founded by the Romans, almost 2,000 years ago. It lasted less than 15 years. An excellent view can be gained from the Museum of London's Roman gallery. Needless to say, this also contains plenty of artefacts from Roman London, and is an essential stop for anyone wanting to learn more about our city's origins. These are the only sections of wall on outdoor display. One of the best, the old fort gate, is locked up in the car park near the Museum of London. The remains can be visited on regular tours, and Open House weekend, but a less substantial section can be seen in the car.

Discover the best free museums in London, along with other weird, wonderful, and brilliant museums with a small admission charge. Known to most simply as the V&A, head here for amazing outfits, glittering jewellery, intricate mosaics and ancient sculptures in their constantly changing collection. Opens late on the last Friday of each month, until 10pm.

The museum is one of the largest and also one of the most interesting of its kind. The museum is housed in the Barbican, at the site of a former Roman fort. It is located at a busy intersection near London Wall, a street that follows the route of the old Roman wall around the city. You can see a part of this wall from inside the museum. The entrance to the museum is on the first floor.

London before London presents the history of the Lower Thames Valley from 450,000 . to the foundation of Londinium by the Romans, in 50 . Roman London illustrates London during the Roman Empire by the means of models and archaeological pieces, including sculptures, mosaics, building decorations, inscriptions, coins, cameos, and everyday objects. The Museum of London also contains a British classics restaurant, two cafés, a free lunch space, and a book and gift shop.

"'Roman Mosaics' describes the history of discovery, construction techniques and designs of London's mosaics. It illustrates many mosaics from 'Londinium' and provides a unique pictorial record of their rescue."