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Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond
Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond

The scene shows a fair woman with red curls being abducted on a chariot by a determined, bearded figure. It's not a movie or TV show but an ancient mosaic that tells the story of the Greek goddess Persephone, kidnapped by Pluto and dragged against her will to the underworld. Uncovered this month in Amphipolis, Greece, this exquisite work of art resides in a tomb that dates back to the 4th century BC -- a tomb that may contain the remains of an important figure connected to none other than Alexander the Great.  The Mediterranean is home to an unparalleled trove of ancient mosaics such as these, as evidenced by the incredible finds at Amphipolis. The Greeks popularized the art form...

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