Professor from Tunisia to discuss Roman mosaics

Dr. Nezib ben Lazreg of the Institut National du Patrimoine will discuss Tunisia's Roman mosaics Thursday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Paulus Lecture Hall at Collins Legal Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Tunisia lays claim to the largest number of Roman mosaics in the world. Four and a half centuries of Roman rule and its influence produced a wealth of these intricate works of art, which are still being discovered.

The lecture will review the Tunisian mosaics, many of which depicted elements of daily life, culture and religion of the Roman Empire, as well as natural scenes of the time.

This event is co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology at Willamette University.