Waddesdon Manor Predators and Prey exhibition

Date Posted: 02/05/2014

Predators and Prey: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel will be on display at the National Trust property in Buckinghamshire from 5th June to 2nd November.

A rare Roman mosaic pavement excavated in Israel forms the centrepiece of this exhibition held in the Stables Coach House at Waddesdon Manor.

Where the mosaic was found

In 1996 a splendid series of Roman mosaic floors was accidentally discovered during local road works in Lod, just outside Tel Aviv in Israel.

Finally excavated in 2009 by the Israel Antiquities Authority, the largest and most elaborate of these will be on display at Waddesdon, having toured a number of museums in the US and Europe.

What else you can see at the exhibition

Contemporary and contextual objects from the Middle East, lent by the British Museum, will be displayed alongside the material from Lod to illuminate its wider background.

Part of the exhibition will highlight the historical involvement of the Rothschild family in archaeological projects in the region.

For further school trip information visit www.waddesdon.org.uk.

Photo credit: John Bigelow Taylor.

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