Battle of Issus mosaic reconstruction

Battle of Issus mosaic reconstruction

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Credit: PASQUALE SORRENTINO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Battle of Issus mosaic reconstruction. Restorer working on a reconstruction of the 1st century BC mosaic depicting the Battle of Issus (333 BC) between the forces of Alexander the Great and the Persian Emperor Darius III (the figure at left). The mosaic was found in the ruins of Pompeii, near Naples, Italy. The original is kept in the archaeological museum in Naples, but this copy was installed in Pompeii in 2005. The reconstruction, which took place in CISIM, in Ravenna, Italy, took 22 months and used around 2 million mosaic tiles (tesserae). This stage involved tracing a large photograph to have a copy of the area being worked on.

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