Moving and Restoring an Ancient Greek Mosaic

Not the kind of thing I’d usually post, but I found this incredibly fascinating and oddly relaxing at the same time. The video above documents the restoration of the Mosaic of the Epiphany of Dionysus. The video comes via Rion Nakaya of The Kid Should See This:

The Mosaic of the Epiphany of Dionysus, a large stone mosaic illustrating the Greek god in a chariot pulled by panthers, dates back to the late-2nd and early 3rd century CE. It was unearthed from an ancient banquet hall in 1987 by archaeologists in Dion, Greece, a village near Mount Olympus.

The mosaic was moved to the local Archaeological Museum of Dion for restoration and protection between 2015 and 2017.

I can’t imagine how nerve-wracking it must’ve been to work on a project like that.

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