Monday, November 23, 2015

1,700-Year-Old Roman Mosaic Discovered During City Sewer Construction Project

Construction workers upgrading the Roman sewer system discovered a 1,700 year-old mosaic depicting various scenes of hunting and pastoral life. The extensive and detailed mural is thought to have served as the living room floor in a villa of a luxurious and affluent neighbourhood during the Roman and Byzantine periods. It covers an area of almost 180 square meters and is composed of coloured stonework that has been protected for centuries. The intricate pieces are of high quality and display artistic talent. Archaeologists claim that more of the complex may still lay hidden underneath the busy city streets, and that new discoveries may still come.

Via My Modern Met

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