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The Lod Mosaic Center

The Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Archaeological Center will be an archaeological museum in Lod, Israel that will display the mosaic.

Image: View of Museum Entrance

View from the Museum Entrance

Image: View of Entrance

The Museum Entrance

Image: View from Mosaic Level

View from the Mosaic Level

Image: View from Mezzanine Level Looking North

View from the Mezzanine Level looking North

Image: View from Upper Gallery

View from the Upper Gallery

The impetus for establishing the center was the discovery of the mosaic in 1996. When the mosaic was uncovered, the authorities opened it to the public during a single weekend over the course of which 30,000 people traveled to Lod to see it. It was then covered while funding was sought to conserve the mosaic. The Leon Levy Foundation and Shelby White, Chairman of the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority provided the necessary funding to conserve the mosaic and establish the Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Center, which will open to the public in 2014.

The Site Location

The Roman mosaic is located on the outskirts of the city of Lod, only about a two minute ride from Ben Gurion airport.

Map: The site Location

The two main highways in Israel pass close by the site:

The Urban Connection

Map: The urban connection

Planning Principles

Planning Means

Image: Entrance floor plan, first phase
Image: Entrance floor plan, final phase
Image: Rendering of mosaic elevation
Image: Aerial plan
Image: Roof plan