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Mysterious Eyes – Ancient Soul Mates?

No matter what the names, a meeting of ancient futures has arrived.

The similarities are uncanny. An iconic expression of troubled times: Then and Now. Are recent excavations and discoveries of ancient mosaics pointing us toward attentiveness? Are the stories discovered in the ancient mosaics a "second chance" to learn from our past? Why the recent increase in popularity and worldwide interest in mosaics?

Steve McCurry made the picture of the Afghan girl in 1983. No doubt this is one of the most memorable pictures in National Geographic’s history. He could not have been influenced by the Zeugma mosaic, because it was not excavated until 1992.

1983
Afghan Girl
© Steve McCurry
1992
Zeugma Mosaic Photo: © Aliza Rin

 

For English information about "The Gypsy Girl Mosaic":
» http://www.zeugmaweb.com/zeugma/english/engindex.htm

For the story of the Afghan girl photograph:
» http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/100best/storyA_story.html
» http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/100best/multi1_interview.html