Palestinian mosaics on display in Hebron
Ma'an News Agency
Jericho's Mosaic Center is displaying items in Hebron.
Mosaics from churches, mosques, palaces, and other locations and
periods are "evidence of the rich and diverse historical, cultural
and religious elements that coexisted in the past in the territory,"
The items testify to the strong relations between the peoples who
live in the Mediterranean region and show that mosaic art is "an
enduring production, alive with innovation today as it was millennia
The production was financed by a €50,000 grant by the European
Union, the center in Jericho said.
Eight mosaic artists – two European and six Palestinian –
joined to reproduce examples of some of the masterpieces realized
in mosaics, following the ancient techniques and materials.
The exhibition is on display in Hebron's Old City Museum
from July 19-August 8, 2011, then it heads to Europe.