Incredible 86m² Roman mosaic from the city of Lugdunum (Lyon), made of approximately 1 million pieces of marble and limestone. It is notable for its use of the ancient Indo-European swastika, symbolising eternal life and good luck. 3rd century AD [4032 x 2268]

Incredible 86m² Roman mosaic from the city of Lugdunum (Lyon), made of approximately 1 million pieces of marble and limestone. It is notable for its use of the ancient Indo-European swastika, symbolising eternal life and good luck. 3rd century AD… Continue Reading

Roman mosaic showing aquatic life. Object located in Pompeii. Object dated back to 2nd century BCE. Located currently in Naples, National Archaeological Museum. [1000×954]

Roman mosaic showing aquatic life. Object located in Pompeii. Object dated back to 2nd century BCE. Located currently in Naples, National Archaeological Museum. [1000×954]

Roman mosaic from The House of Orpheus, showing Orpheus playing a lute in the centre with wild African animals surrounding him. From the triclinium or the dining room of the villa looking out across the fertile plains. It is located in Volubilis Archaeological Site, near Meknes, Morocco. [500×750]

Roman mosaic from The House of Orpheus, showing Orpheus playing a lute in the centre with wild African animals surrounding him. From the triclinium or the dining room of the villa looking out across the fertile plains. It is located… Continue Reading

An incredible mosaic found during the construction of the Antakya Museum Hotel, Turkey. It’s the largest single expanse of mosaic in the world covering 1050 sq. metres [1125×1397]

An incredible mosaic found during the construction of the Antakya Museum Hotel, Turkey. It’s the largest single expanse of mosaic in the world covering 1050 sq. metres [1125×1397]

Roman mosaic showing god Bacchus sitting on the back of a leopard. Object is dated back to 3rd-4th century CE and is located in the remains of imperial palace at Felix Romuliana (current Gamzigrad, eastern Serbia). [708×800]

Roman mosaic showing god Bacchus sitting on the back of a leopard. Object is dated back to 3rd-4th century CE and is located in the remains of imperial palace at Felix Romuliana (current Gamzigrad, eastern Serbia). [708×800]

Mosaic in the “Ten Young Girls” room from the 4th century presents young women performing various sports or rewarding exercises. The costumes of girls who were just underwear that is also used for sports exercises really resemble modern bikini costumes.[2000×1105]

Mosaic in the “Ten Young Girls” room from the 4th century presents young women performing various sports or rewarding exercises. The costumes of girls who were just underwear that is also used for sports exercises really resemble modern bikini costumes.[2000×1105]

Roman mosaic from the 1st century CE showing a group of philosophers from the Academy in Athens. The object was found in Pompeii. He is currently in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. [698×728]

Roman mosaic from the 1st century CE showing a group of philosophers from the Academy in Athens. The object was found in Pompeii. He is currently in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. [698×728]

Roman mosaic depicting Ambrosia and Lycurgus. Lycurgus is depicted in the act of killing Ambrosia with an axe as she is being transformed into a grape vine. Object dated back to II century CE. [564×678]

Roman mosaic depicting Ambrosia and Lycurgus. Lycurgus is depicted in the act of killing Ambrosia with an axe as she is being transformed into a grape vine. Object dated back to II century CE. [564×678]

Roman mosaic showing Hercules who caught a Ceryneian Hind. It was a third labour of Hercules to bring an animal to Eurystheus – king of Tyryns. Object is dated back to 170-180 CE and made of marble, terracotta, glass paste. Currenty located in Valencia Museum. [564×571]

Roman mosaic showing Hercules who caught a Ceryneian Hind. It was a third labour of Hercules to bring an animal to Eurystheus – king of Tyryns. Object is dated back to 170-180 CE and made of marble, terracotta, glass paste.… Continue Reading

Roman mosaic showing winning racehorse named Bacceatus. Object was uncovered in ruins of Carthage (Tunisia). Dated back to 3rd century CE and located in Musée National Du Bardo in Tunis. [564×573]

Roman mosaic showing winning racehorse named Bacceatus. Object was uncovered in ruins of Carthage (Tunisia). Dated back to 3rd century CE and located in Musée National Du Bardo in Tunis. [564×573]