For fans of archaeology like me, there’s no better place in Columbus this summer than the Columbus Museum of Art. When you visit, you’ll find a 1,700-year-old masterpiece that looks almost as good as the day it was created.
A 300-square-foot colorful mosaic from Lod, Israel, is on display runs through Jan. 13, 2013. The mosaic, made of small bits (tesserae) of stone and glass, depicts a variety of life-like scenes, including sea creatures, predators and prey, and intricate geometric designs and is almost completely intact. Because stone and glass don’t fade over time, the exhibit is a rare example of ancient artwork that looks almost exactly as it was intended.