Archaeologists discovered the mosaic floors during excavations before the city began construction on sewage and water pipes.
Elaine Velie is a writer from New Hampshire living in Brooklyn. She studied Art History and Russian at Middlebury College and is interested in art's role in history, culture, and politics.
Public Art Decreases Traffic Accidents by 17%, Report Finds
Art makes streets safer by “increasing visibility of pedestrian spaces and crosswalks” and “encouraging drivers to slow down.”
Moon Dust From 1969 Landing Sells for Half a Million Dollars at Auction
NASA claims all ownership over lunar material, but a bizarre story of fraud, theft, and legal loopholes landed the moon dust in private hands.
This TikToker Is Flipping the Script on European Art
Clare Brown talks about European artists as if they were the “cultural other,” invoking the microagressions commonly used against non-White artists.
World Press Photo Awards Highlight Indigenous Communities and Climate Disaster
The four global winners were chosen from 4,066 photographers who submitted over 64,000 images.
Set Your Melting Clocks: A Salvador Dalí Immersive Exhibit Is Coming
The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida will partner with the company behind Van Gogh Alive.
Dripping in “Oil,” Activists Protest BP Sponsorship of Stonehenge Exhibition
The protesters also targeted the British government’s controversial plan to build a road near the Stonehenge site.
New York Public Library Is Making Banned Books Accessible Across the Country
In response to the unprecedented surge in book bans, “Books for All” will offer four titles nationwide on NYPL’s e-reader app.
During Clandestine Performance, Artist Kisses and Licks 30 Pre-Hispanic Objects in Mexico City Museum
Pepx Romero’s performance was a response to multiple auctions of pre-Hispanic works over the last few years.
Forensic Architecture Finds Israeli Occupation Is Destroying Major Palestinian Archeological Site
A new investigation examines Israel’s repeated attacks on Anthedon, Gaza’s first known seaport.
2,000 Artists Will Receive $355 a Week Under Ireland’s New Basic Income Program
Applications open tomorrow for the new pilot initiative, which will give a weekly stipend to selected artists for three years.
Queer|Art Will Award $10,000 to a Black Trans Femme Artist
Applications for the Illuminations Grant are open through June 12.