by Steven Litt.
The images of ancient Roman mosaics found and preserved recently in south central Turkey were stunning. Unfortunately, they flashed across the screen in a darkened auditorium at the American Academy in Rome too quickly. One had the impulse to shout at the lecturer, “slow down!”
But the two-day symposium last month on “Saving Cultural Heritage in Crisis Areas” was running late, and Italian archaeologist Roberto Nardi had a lot of ground to cover in his dramatic tale of rescuing the mosaics from the rising waters of a lake created by the Birecik hydro-electric dam along the Euprhates River.
Medium: The Plain Dealer
Date Published: December 4, 2011
Language Published: English