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Enormous Roman Mosaic Found Under Farmer's Field
Yahoo ^ | 9/17/2012 | Stephanie Pappas

Posted on 09/18/2012 4:02:49 PM PDT by mojito

A giant poolside mosaic featuring intricate geometric patterns has been unearthed in southern Turkey, revealing the far-reaching influence of the Roman Empire at its peak.

The mosaic, which once decorated the floor of a bath complex, abuts a 25-foot (7-meter)-long pool, which would have been open to the air, said Michael Hoff, a University of Nebraska, Lincoln art historian and director of the mosaic excavation. The find likely dates to the third or fourth century, Hoff said. The mosaic itself is an astonishing 1,600 square feet (149 square meters) — the size of a modest family home.

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So far, the researchers have revealed about 40 percent of the mosaic. The floor is in "pristine" condition, Hoff said in a university video about the dig. It would have fronted an open-air marble swimming pool flanked by porticos.

The mosaic itself is composed of large squares, each sporting a unique geometric design on a white background, from starburst patterns to intertwined loops. It's the largest Roman mosaic ever found in southern Turkey....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; romanempire; rome
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Ah, the remnants of a once great and flourishing civilization.
1 posted on 09/18/2012 4:02:55 PM PDT by mojito
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG ping


2 posted on 09/18/2012 4:06:51 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: mojito

“The mosaic itself is composed of large squares, each sporting a unique geometric design on a white background, from starburst patterns to intertwined loops.”

Looks like giant game boards by the pool.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 4:12:49 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: mojito
Ah, the remnants of a once great and flourishing civilization.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 4:13:18 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: mojito

Someone had some bucks...Maybe it was in a red light district????


5 posted on 09/18/2012 4:14:51 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: verum ago

Classic!
(Double entendre)


6 posted on 09/18/2012 4:19:03 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Sacajaweau
Did they find a tile depicting Obama carousing at the bath house?
7 posted on 09/18/2012 4:22:07 PM PDT by bgill
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To: mojito
flanked by porticos


8 posted on 09/18/2012 4:40:58 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Sacajaweau

The Romans spared no expense when it came to pools and baths.

Remember all those aqueducts? They weren’t just for flush toilets!


9 posted on 09/18/2012 4:48:03 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: Slyfox

Pretty amusing at this point in time...What an ... .


10 posted on 09/18/2012 4:50:20 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Slyfox
Obama God! Democrats build a temple for Barack

By Peter Mckay In Denver
29th August 2008

Obama God! Democrats build a temple for Barack:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1050017/Obama-God-Democrats-build-temple-Barack.html

11 posted on 09/18/2012 4:51:50 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: bgill
Did they find a tile depicting Obama carousing at the bath house?

Yeah, and all his cohorts...


12 posted on 09/18/2012 4:52:04 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: verum ago
The sooner the inevitable collapse caused by ignoring the Founders and amending the Constitution to institute Universal Suffrage happens, the better.

The collapse will be when the SS and welfare checks stop coming.

The franchise must be limited and determined by the states.

Incorporate term limits and rotate the Capitol amongst the States.

"Democracies have been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death." James Madison

Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. John Adams: letter to John Taylor, April 15, 1814

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.:Thomas Jefferson

13 posted on 09/18/2012 4:54:42 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: mojito

The muslim empire’s interlopers should return anatolia to its original inhabitants!


14 posted on 09/18/2012 4:56:29 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: ETL

"I think we are gonna pull this whole thing off."

15 posted on 09/18/2012 4:57:06 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox
Here's a zoom-in...

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16 posted on 09/18/2012 4:58:12 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
Cool! Did you notice Pelosi's ta-ta's on the left.

Also, to the right I think I spot Bluto from Animal House.

17 posted on 09/18/2012 5:01:46 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox
More zoom-ins...

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18 posted on 09/18/2012 5:04:52 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
Do you see Bluto?

What a hoot!

19 posted on 09/18/2012 5:06:06 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox
>>Did you notice Pelosi's ta-ta's on the left.

I did after you mentioned it. Won't post an isolated zoom-in of that. :O

>>Also, to the right I think I spot Bluto from Animal House.

John Belushi?

20 posted on 09/18/2012 5:11:28 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: mojito

Very cool!


21 posted on 09/18/2012 5:13:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Slyfox

Yeah, Bluto. He’s the only one looking out at us observers at post #18.


22 posted on 09/18/2012 5:17:17 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox

Pelosi and Hillary bare chested and Barney Frank’s leg up to the thigh.

NEED EYE WASH NOW


23 posted on 09/18/2012 5:22:02 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: Slyfox
Yeah. I thought that looked like him (Belushi)

What about BJ Clinton and Monica?

Chris "Tingles" Matthews?

Barney Fruit?

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24 posted on 09/18/2012 5:28:20 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Cnris Matthews and Bill Clinton?


25 posted on 09/18/2012 5:38:00 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: ETL
Bluto must be the symbol of Everyman, and the only sane one considering this group. Another ironic point.

I think I see FDR or Wilson standing between the columns on the left wearing the hat.

Whoever did this is a great artist.

Thank you very much for your magnifications.

26 posted on 09/18/2012 5:43:23 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Chris Matthews and Bill Clinton?

Yes. Both are in post 24.

27 posted on 09/18/2012 5:46:37 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Slyfox

Obama’s hero Saul Alinsky as a statue on left.


28 posted on 09/18/2012 5:48:34 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

In post 16 those two standing up are that couple who party-crashed that White House event. I can’t remember their names.


29 posted on 09/18/2012 5:49:00 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox
Whoever did this is a great artist.

Tremendous artist.

30 posted on 09/18/2012 5:50:35 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

At 18 - Alinsky hugging Lenin?


31 posted on 09/18/2012 5:50:55 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox

No, I don’t think so. Alinsky is definitely depicted as a statue on the left edge of the image. No one appears to be seen twice. The guy hugging Lenin on the right edge must be someone else.


32 posted on 09/18/2012 6:07:48 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Squawk 8888; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Squawk 8888. It's been Roman Empire Week on GGG! :')

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


33 posted on 09/18/2012 6:11:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Site of ritual executions?

Bottom of a spa?

Basketball arena?


34 posted on 09/18/2012 6:13:56 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ETL

its the pergamon alter to Zeus,

which Jesus told us was satans throne in Revelation 2:13


35 posted on 09/18/2012 6:13:59 PM PDT by captmar-vell
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To: mojito

Did they give the farmer anything for this? Or does the state take over the land? Didn’t see anything about that.

Gorgeous mosaic. I wonder if the different squares, or areas were separate rooms?


36 posted on 09/18/2012 6:15:02 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: SunkenCiv

You pinged a list that has already gone downhill. lol.


37 posted on 09/18/2012 6:17:55 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: captmar-vell
RE: Obama's Greek columns...

its the Pergamon Altar to Zeus which Jesus told us was Satan's throne in Revelation 2:13

Wow! Looks like you might be right.

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http://www.formerthings.com/throneofsatan.htm

38 posted on 09/18/2012 6:21:22 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: captmar-vell
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pergamon_Altar

39 posted on 09/18/2012 6:31:48 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: GeronL

If you mean topic, well, it had crossed my mind. ;’)


40 posted on 09/18/2012 6:35:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv; GeronL
On a more series note...

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http://news.yahoo.com/photos/roman-mosaic-found-under-farmer-s-field-slideshow/mosaic-photo-1347913253.html

41 posted on 09/18/2012 6:50:55 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: mojito

Italy should demand the “right to return” to their previously held lands. It works for the Palastenians.


42 posted on 09/18/2012 6:53:55 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: ETL

i certainly don’t think the antichrist will appear as a lazy golfer,

but the spirit of antichrist is certainly alive and well and a guest of honor at Democratic conventions,

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12


43 posted on 09/18/2012 6:54:28 PM PDT by captmar-vell
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i certainly don’t think the antichrist will appear as a lazy golfer

Obama is much more than a lazy golfer. He is evil, and very dangerous.

44 posted on 09/18/2012 7:02:16 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Re: Saul Alinsky

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45 posted on 09/18/2012 7:11:54 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

oh I agree, didn’t mean to suggest otherwise,

Never in my life have I seen anyone so adored by the lying and corrupt media, and come from nowhere, with nothing (seemingly) and go so far so fast, this is evil spiritual activity at work right in front of us,

We all have to pray for our country to be healed, and pray like we’ve never prayed before, and I believe specifically we have to ask God to rebuke and bind the evil that’s gaining strength here,


46 posted on 09/18/2012 7:22:29 PM PDT by captmar-vell
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To: SunkenCiv

I feel for the poor farmer.

Losing the use of his field until they finish is bad enough an economic blow; then the fact they are destroying decades of improved tilth means more years of reduced yields.

And, now he’s going to have to replace the field’s drainage tiles, too. *<];-’)


47 posted on 09/18/2012 7:52:40 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Perhaps he can turn it into a tourist attraction, providing it’s not too far out of the way.


48 posted on 09/18/2012 7:57:36 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL; SunkenCiv

Pool-side game boards?


49 posted on 09/18/2012 8:06:21 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Could be, I suppose.

Yahoo Images search results for “ancient roman board games”:
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0PDoTGDOVlQwgkA3QSJzbkF?p=ancient+roman+board+games&fr=ytff1-amo&ei=utf-8&n=30&x=wrt&y=Search


50 posted on 09/18/2012 8:22:32 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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