Small Basilica

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Bringing the mosaics back into the baslica, 2013Bringing the mosaics back into the baslica, 2013

The process has been painstakingly long. Old conservation layers, which  protected the mosaics, were carefully removed. Missing fragments were filled with stray tessera, stone or ceramic tile fragments. Every mosaic fragment was provided with new backing made of special epoxy foam and metal reinforcement. Ready pieces were kept, isolated, in a shelter, waiting to be finally returned at their originally places.

In 2013 they were finally returned to the Small Basilica. The building is now open, for everyone to see for himself the skills of ancient mosaic masters.

Click here to follow every stage on the conservation and restoration of the mosaics.

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