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.
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