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"Mona Lisa of the Galilee". Part of a mosaic floor in Tzippori.

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The centerpiece of the mosaic floor, however, at least for the archaeologists, is an image of a young lady, possibly meant to be Venus, which the researchers have dubbed "The Mona Lisa of the Galilee." Smaller mosaic tesserae were used to allow for greater detail and a more life-like result. The image is certainly more life-like, and more detailed (as in the shading and blush of her cheeks) than most expect mosaics to be.

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Comments (52)

Thanasis Germanos on June 17, 2012

Beautiful photo i like it. LIKE Thanasis

Nadia Kushnir on June 17, 2012

Many thanks, Thanasis! Kind regards. Nadia.

lassaad kara on July 7, 2012

hello from algeria

Nadia Kushnir on July 7, 2012

Hi, TAHER! Thank you! Nadia.

Pablo Echávarri on July 24, 2012

Precioso detalle !!

Nadia Kushnir on July 24, 2012

Many thanks, Guia!!!!!

Vladimir Shelyapin on August 8, 2012

Прекрасная Афродита! like

Nadia Kushnir on August 8, 2012

Спасибо, Володя!!!!!

Michał Dworzański on August 9, 2012

Hello Nadia. Beautiful mosaic.


Greetings, Michał.

Nadia Kushnir on August 9, 2012

Many thanks, Michał! Best regards. Nadia.

JeO112 on September 13, 2012

¡Preciosa foto!..L+F
Saludos desde
Puerto Rico..JeO112

Nadia Kushnir on September 13, 2012

Muchas gracias, JeO112!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 27, 2012
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Nadia Kushnir
    • Taken on 2012/05/04 11:13:38
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash