Skip to comments.Enormous Roman Mosaic Found Under Farmer's Field
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.
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....
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“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.
Someone had some bucks...Maybe it was in a red light district????
The Romans spared no expense when it came to pools and baths.
Remember all those aqueducts? They weren’t just for flush toilets!
Pretty amusing at this point in time...What an ... .
By Peter Mckay In Denver
29th August 2008
Obama God! Democrats build a temple for Barack:
Yeah, and all his cohorts...
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
The muslim empire’s interlopers should return anatolia to its original inhabitants!
"I think we are gonna pull this whole thing off."
Also, to the right I think I spot Bluto from Animal House.
What a hoot!
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.
Yeah, Bluto. He’s the only one looking out at us observers at post #18.
Pelosi and Hillary bare chested and Barney Frank’s leg up to the thigh.
NEED EYE WASH NOW
What about BJ Clinton and Monica?
Chris "Tingles" Matthews?
Cnris Matthews and Bill Clinton?
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.
Yes. Both are in post 24.
Obama’s hero Saul Alinsky as a statue on left.
In post 16 those two standing up are that couple who party-crashed that White House event. I can’t remember their names.
At 18 - Alinsky hugging Lenin?
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.
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Thanks Squawk 8888. It's been Roman Empire Week on GGG! :')
Site of ritual executions?
Bottom of a spa?
its the pergamon alter to Zeus,
which Jesus told us was satans throne in Revelation 2:13
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?
You pinged a list that has already gone downhill. lol.
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.
If you mean topic, well, it had crossed my mind. ;’)
Italy should demand the “right to return” to their previously held lands. It works for the Palastenians.
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
Obama is much more than a lazy golfer. He is evil, and very dangerous.
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,
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. *<];-’)
Perhaps he can turn it into a tourist attraction, providing it’s not too far out of the way.
Pool-side game boards?
Could be, I suppose.
Yahoo Images search results for “ancient roman board games”: