Boris Launches Unique Exhibition – Predators and Prey

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  • A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel
  • London Mayor, Boris Johnson London Mayor, Boris Johnson

A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel

5th June – 2nd November 2014

Yesterday, 5th June 2014, London Mayor, Boris Johnson, enthusiastically opened a new and extraordinary exhibition at beautiful Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire

This amazing piece of Roman craftsmanship is the highlight of a unique exhibition in the lovely Coach House at the Stables at Waddesdon.

WADDESDON-LOD-MOSAIC-2In 1996, a splendid series of 3rd century roman mosaic floors was accidently discovered during road works in Lod, Israel.

Excavated in 2009 by the Israel Antiquities Authority, the largest and most elaborate forms the centerpiece of this display, following a tour of a number of museums in the US and Europe.

Also in the exhibition are contemporary objects from the Middle East, kindly lent by the British Museum and displayed alongside the mosaic. The fascinating exhibition also highlights the role played by the Rothschild family in archaeological projects in the region using material from the archive and collection at Waddesdon.

A programme of activities and events will accompany the exhibition, including an Exhibition tour on Thursdays 12th & 19th June, with guest curator Astrid Johansen.

Waddesdon Manor, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, is superb for group visitors. This stunning French Renaissance-style chateau with a vast collection of 18th century art treasures is sure to delight your groups.. There are also fine Victorian gardens, an Aviary, wine cellars, great shopping and delicious refreshment served in the atmospheric restaurant and café.

For more details see full feature in July’s issue of Coach Tours UK

www.waddesdon.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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