Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday in Luxembourg

National Museum of History and Art
The National Museum of History and Art is adjacent to our hotel.  During our visit the most impressive piece for me was the large, completely intact Roman mosaic from the nearby village of Vichten.  It dates from around 240 AD.  The depiction is of the nine Muses and Homer. I'm confounded by both the original skill to lay the piece so perfectly without modern technology, and the modern ability to dismantle and reassemble it.  I'm guessing it is about 45' x 20'.  Each little tile is 1/4" square. Here are better pictures from flickr. 
There was no party scene beneath our window tonight.  However, at 7am the city workers showed up to continue excavating the area.  A few pics of paintings and the city workers at flickr.