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Steve Weinik

Steve Weinik

  • Through May 12, the Penn Museum will exhibit the sensational Roman floor mosaics taken from Lod, Israel. “Tile floors from this era, the Late Roman Period, are not particularly rare, but this one is notable for its nearly pristine condition and the quality of its artistry. The different colors of stone were sourced from different quarries at considerable expense and the owner likely imported artisans and employed them for years to finish the floor.”
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.



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