'Explorator' has arrived, with its weekly cargo of archaeological and other news, including this:
'BATTLE OF ALEXANDER' MOSAIC BACK IN POMPEII EXCAVATIONS
(AGI) – Naples, Italy, Aug 31 – One of the most famous mosaics found in the Pompeii excavations, the one depicting the 'Battle of Alexander', is back, though as a copy, in its place of origin, the 'Casa del Fauno' of the ancient Roman city. The copy is faithful in its form, materials, size and colours to the original, and was made by the Ravenna International Mosaic Study Centre, who used 3 million mosaic pieces and thousands of support panels. The 'clone' will soon return to furnish the pavement of the building.
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