• Naked torso of the Metamorphosis of Ambrosia from the apse of the Triclinium room no 33 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roman mosaic of a girl playing a drum from the Room of the Ten Bikini Girls, room no 30  at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Detail of a cupid and a dolphin. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • close up of horses pulling a chariot racing at the Circus Maximus Chariot racing at the Circus Maximus from the Palaestra room no 15.. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The so called Domina of the Villa, probably Eutropia the wife of Emperor Maximinianus, accompanied by her children from the Trapedoizal Vestibule room no 16. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • Chariot racing at the Circus Maximus Chariot racing at the Circus Maximus from the Palaestra room no 15.. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roman mosaics of a women in bikini sports wear exercising from the Room of the Ten Bikini Girls, room no 30  at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • The Bikini Girls. Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
  • Duck mosaic - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up of the head of the Metamorphosis of Ambrosia from the apse of the Triclinium room no 33 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roman mosaics of a nymph at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • A Lion attacking a hunter with a shield in a  Lion Hunt. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Believed to be a portrait of Emperor Maximinianus. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters carrying a wild boar from the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - . Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Fisherman mosaic. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roman mosaics of a women in a bikini exercising with a ball, from the Room of the Ten Bikini Girls, room no 30 , at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Cupid swimming with a dolphin. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • Emperor Maximinianus - Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
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  • Fishermen - Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
  • Hunters - Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
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  • Fishermen - Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
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  • The Bikini Girls. Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
  • Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
  • snake mosaic - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Lion Hunt from the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - . Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Believed to be a portrait of Emperor Maximinianus. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • close up of a man on a horse at the Circus Maximus Chariot racing at the Circus Maximus from the Palaestra room no 15.. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Chariot racing at the Circus Maximus Chariot racing at the Circus Maximus from the Palaestra room no 15.. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter on a horse about to spear a hare from the Room of The Small Hunt, room no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Bull and cart cart from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up of a chariot racing at the Circus Maximus Chariot racing at the Circus Maximus from the Palaestra room no 15.. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Detail of a chariotracing at the Circus Maximus Chariot racing at the Circus Maximus from the Palaestra room no 15.. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Detail of horses drawing a chariot at the Circus Maximus. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • Emperor Maximinianus - Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
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  • Circus Maximus - Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
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  • close up of a chariot racing at the Circus Maximus Chariot racing at the Circus Maximus from the Palaestra room no 15.. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Lion killing an animal. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • The Bikini Girls. Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
  • Metamorphosis of Ambrosia from the apse of the Triclinium room no 33 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Tiger mosaic. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up of a chariot racer at the Circus Maximus Chariot racing at the Circus Maximus from the Palaestra room no 15.. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Dancer mosaic from the dance room no 20 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Cupid in a boat from the Room of the Fishing Cupids no 24, - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Chariot racing at the Circus Maximus Chariot racing at the Circus Maximus from the Palaestra room no 15.. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • wide view of chariots racing at the Circus Maximus Chariot racing at the Circus Maximus from the Palaestra room no 15.. Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed  in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters - Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
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  • Circus Maximus - Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy  Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
  • Circus Maximus - Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Interlying Utility Room depicting geometric mosaic patterns, room no 18 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt depicting dogs chasing a fox, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt depicting offerings being made at an altar, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Vestibule of Ulysses and Polyphemus, room no 47 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Cubilcle with Erotic Scene, a geometric mosiac with an erotic scene at its center, room no 48 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Ten Bikini Girls depicting Roman women in an athletic competition, room no 30, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, african animals are loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, Emperor Maximianus watches the animal hunt, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Mosaics of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mosiac of Emperor Maximianus from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wide picture of the Ambulatory corridor of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic and the entrance to the audience hall, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
<br />
The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room with Star Shaped Decorations depicting an octagonal rosette geometric mosaic patterns, room no 22 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt depicting food being cooked, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Diaeta of Arione used as a poetry and music room, room no 39 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Diaeta of Arione is a large room of the Villa Romana del Casale where the Domina ( mistress of the Villa) gathered with members of the family to listen to poetry and music in a private setting. The floor mosaic depicts scenes of the marine court of Arione.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Diaeta of Arione used as a poetry and music room, room no 39 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Diaeta of Arione is a large room of the Villa Romana del Casale where the Domina ( mistress of the Villa) gathered with members of the family to listen to poetry and music in a private setting. The floor mosaic depicts scenes of the marine court of Arione.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of the Chidrens's Hunt depicting children hunting animals, room no 44 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic on the floor of the cubicle of the Child Hunt in the Villa Romana del Casale is divided into three registers with a floral theme.<br />
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In the first register boys are spearing a hare with a venabulum ( spear) while to their right another boy has trapped a duckling. <br />
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In the second register tree young hunters are portrayed being attacked by animals, one boy has fallen down having been bitten on the calf by a weasel. The boy in the middle has his hands raised calling for help and to his right a boy is about to be attacked bu a cockerel.<br />
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In the lower register a boy is holding a raised club about to hit a peacock while another boy is spearing a goat and another is using a shield to protect himself from a Great Bustard.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of the Chidrens's Hunt depicting children hunting animals, room no 44 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic on the floor of the cubicle of the Child Hunt in the Villa Romana del Casale is divided into three registers with a floral theme.<br />
<br />
In the first register boys are spearing a hare with a venabulum ( spear) while to their right another boy has trapped a duckling. <br />
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In the second register tree young hunters are portrayed being attacked by animals, one boy has fallen down having been bitten on the calf by a weasel. The boy in the middle has his hands raised calling for help and to his right a boy is about to be attacked bu a cockerel.<br />
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In the lower register a boy is holding a raised club about to hit a peacock while another boy is spearing a goat and another is using a shield to protect himself from a Great Bustard.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of Fishing Cupids depicting cupids fishing from boats, room no 24  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, Emperor Maximianus watches the animal hunt, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, Wagons being pulled by bullocks, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Roma children's chariot race from The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mosaics of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wide picture of the Ambulatory corridor of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic and the entrance to the audience hall, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
<br />
The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of The Four Seasons, room no 23 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room with Star Shaped Decorations depicting an octagonal rosette geometric mosaic patterns, room no 22 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Interlying Utility Room depicting geometric mosaic patterns, room no 18 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Peristyle depicting animals in a geometric mosaic wreath inside square panels, room no 13 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The peristyle mosaic floor of Villa Romana del Casale is decorated with square mosaic repeating designs which have a rope design geometric mosaic on the outside, inside which is are laurel wreath mosaics which surround Protomas, the representation of the head and neck of an animal often used decoratively in architecture, of wild and domesticated animals. The two sides of the peristyle have been identified as one side for visitors use and the other for the family. The peristyle mosaics lead on both sides around three sides of the peristyle to steps that lead up to the corridor of the Great Hunt Mosaics,
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Peristyle depicting animals in a geometric mosaic wreath inside square panels, room no 13 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The peristyle mosaic floor of Villa Romana del Casale is decorated with square mosaic repeating designs which have a rope design geometric mosaic on the outside, inside which is are laurel wreath mosaics which surround Protomas, the representation of the head and neck of an animal often used decoratively in architecture, of wild and domesticated animals. The two sides of the peristyle have been identified as one side for visitors use and the other for the family. The peristyle mosaics lead on both sides around three sides of the peristyle to steps that lead up to the corridor of the Great Hunt Mosaics,
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Trapedoizal Vestibule room, the so called Domina of the Villa, probably Eutropia the wife of Emperor Maximinianus, accompanied by her children, room no 16 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Trapedoizal Vestibule was probably a private entrance to the Villa Romana del Casale. The Roman mosaics of the Trapedoizal Vestibule depicts the Domina (mistress) of the house, wife of Emperor Maximianus, Eutropia at  its centre. To her right if Maxentius and to her left is Fausta
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Trapedoizal Vestibule room, the so called Domina of the Villa, probably Eutropia the wife of Emperor Maximinianus, accompanied by her children, room no 16 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Trapedoizal Vestibule was probably a private entrance to the Villa Romana del Casale. The Roman mosaics of the Trapedoizal Vestibule depicts the Domina (mistress) of the house, wife of Emperor Maximianus, Eutropia at  its centre. To her right if Maxentius and to her left is Fausta
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, hunter, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Diaeta of Arione used as a poetry and music room, room no 39 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Diaeta of Arione is a large room of the Villa Romana del Casale where the Domina ( mistress of the Villa) gathered with members of the family to listen to poetry and music in a private setting. The floor mosaic depicts scenes of the marine court of Arione.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Cubilcle with Erotic Scene, a geometric mosiac with an erotic scene at its center, room no 48 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Cubilcle with Erotic Scene, a geometric mosiac with an erotic scene at its center, room no 48 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of the Chidrens's Hunt depicting children hunting animals, room no 44 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic on the floor of the cubicle of the Child Hunt in the Villa Romana del Casale is divided into three registers with a floral theme.<br />
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In the first register boys are spearing a hare with a venabulum ( spear) while to their right another boy has trapped a duckling. <br />
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In the second register tree young hunters are portrayed being attacked by animals, one boy has fallen down having been bitten on the calf by a weasel. The boy in the middle has his hands raised calling for help and to his right a boy is about to be attacked bu a cockerel.<br />
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In the lower register a boy is holding a raised club about to hit a peacock while another boy is spearing a goat and another is using a shield to protect himself from a Great Bustard.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of Fishing Cupids depicting cupids fishing from boats, room no 24  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of Fishing Cupids depicting cupids fishing from boats, room no 24  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Fishing cupids room was a dining room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The mosaic floor represents a sea scene with four boats from which cupids are busy fishing. The mosaic depicts sea around the boats abounds with marine life. The mosaic show several Roman fishing techniques using nets, fishing lines, harpoon and fish traps.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Semi Circular Room, depicting cupids fishing from boats, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the Semi Circular Room, depicting cupids fishing from boats, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the Semi Circular Room, depicting cupids fishing from boats, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by geese in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by pigeons in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Ten Bikini Girls depicting Roman women in an athletic competition, room no 30, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, African birds are loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Ten Bikini Girls, African birds are loaded onto a ship, room no 30, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, African birds are loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, elephant is loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, african animals are loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, small boat, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt lion Roman mosaic, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, rhino being loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, gazelle being caught by lion, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, a lion being hunted, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, Wagons being pulled by bullocks, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, Wagons being pulled by bullocks, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Exterior panoramic of the Villa Romana del Casale, showing the protective roofs that have been erected to represent the original villas building heights,  first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • captured wild animal from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roman mosaic of a young women exercising with a ball from  the Room of the Ten Bikini Girls, room no 30, from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roman Mosaic from the Cubilcle with Erotic Scene, room 24, at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters making a sacrifice to the goddess Diana from the Room of The Small Nunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Bulls pulling a wagon from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter after a wild boar hunt from the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mosaics of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter with dogs chasing a fox from the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter with dogs chasing a fox from the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter about to spear a hare From the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters looking for birds in a tree from the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Detail of the geometric  Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter awith dogs chasing a fox from the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Detail of cupids fishing from a boat, a Roman Mosaic from the Room of The Fishing Cupids, room 24, at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mosaic detail of a women running with a blue bikini, from the Room of the Ten Bikini Girls, room no 30  at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wide picture of the Ambulatory corridor of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic and the entrance to the audience hall, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Peristyle depicting animals in a geometric mosaic wreath inside square panels, room no 13 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The peristyle mosaic floor of Villa Romana del Casale is decorated with square mosaic repeating designs which have a rope design geometric mosaic on the outside, inside which is are laurel wreath mosaics which surround Protomas, the representation of the head and neck of an animal often used decoratively in architecture, of wild and domesticated animals. The two sides of the peristyle have been identified as one side for visitors use and the other for the family. The peristyle mosaics lead on both sides around three sides of the peristyle to steps that lead up to the corridor of the Great Hunt Mosaics,
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Peristyle depicting animals in a geometric mosaic wreath inside square panels, room no 13 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The peristyle mosaic floor of Villa Romana del Casale is decorated with square mosaic repeating designs which have a rope design geometric mosaic on the outside, inside which is are laurel wreath mosaics which surround Protomas, the representation of the head and neck of an animal often used decoratively in architecture, of wild and domesticated animals. The two sides of the peristyle have been identified as one side for visitors use and the other for the family. The peristyle mosaics lead on both sides around three sides of the peristyle to steps that lead up to the corridor of the Great Hunt Mosaics,
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of Circus Maximus from the Palaestra depicting a chariot race at the Circus Maximus, room no 15 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The room of the  Circus Maximus was used as an excersise room and the rooms to the baths of the Villa Romana del Casale run off this room.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of Circus Maximus from the Palaestra depicting a chariot race at the Circus Maximus, room no 15 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt depicting boys hunting a song bird in a tree, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Diaeta of Arione used as a poetry and music room, room no 39 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Diaeta of Arione is a large room of the Villa Romana del Casale where the Domina ( mistress of the Villa) gathered with members of the family to listen to poetry and music in a private setting. The floor mosaic depicts scenes of the marine court of Arione.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Diaeta of Arione used as a poetry and music room, room no 39 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Diaeta of Arione is a large room of the Villa Romana del Casale where the Domina ( mistress of the Villa) gathered with members of the family to listen to poetry and music in a private setting. The floor mosaic depicts scenes of the marine court of Arione.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Cubilcle with Erotic Scene, a geometric mosiac with an erotic scene at its center, room no 48 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the Cubilcle with Erotic Scene, a geometric mosiac with an erotic scene at its center, room no 48 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of the Chidrens's Hunt depicting children hunting animals, room no 44 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic on the floor of the cubicle of the Child Hunt in the Villa Romana del Casale is divided into three registers with a floral theme.<br />
<br />
In the first register boys are spearing a hare with a venabulum ( spear) while to their right another boy has trapped a duckling. <br />
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In the second register tree young hunters are portrayed being attacked by animals, one boy has fallen down having been bitten on the calf by a weasel. The boy in the middle has his hands raised calling for help and to his right a boy is about to be attacked bu a cockerel.<br />
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In the lower register a boy is holding a raised club about to hit a peacock while another boy is spearing a goat and another is using a shield to protect himself from a Great Bustard.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of the Chidrens's Hunt depicting children hunting animals, room no 44 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic on the floor of the cubicle of the Child Hunt in the Villa Romana del Casale is divided into three registers with a floral theme.<br />
<br />
In the first register boys are spearing a hare with a venabulum ( spear) while to their right another boy has trapped a duckling. <br />
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In the second register tree young hunters are portrayed being attacked by animals, one boy has fallen down having been bitten on the calf by a weasel. The boy in the middle has his hands raised calling for help and to his right a boy is about to be attacked bu a cockerel.<br />
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In the lower register a boy is holding a raised club about to hit a peacock while another boy is spearing a goat and another is using a shield to protect himself from a Great Bustard.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of the Chidrens's Hunt depicting children hunting animals, room no 44 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic on the floor of the cubicle of the Child Hunt in the Villa Romana del Casale is divided into three registers with a floral theme.<br />
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In the first register boys are spearing a hare with a venabulum ( spear) while to their right another boy has trapped a duckling. <br />
<br />
In the second register tree young hunters are portrayed being attacked by animals, one boy has fallen down having been bitten on the calf by a weasel. The boy in the middle has his hands raised calling for help and to his right a boy is about to be attacked bu a cockerel.<br />
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In the lower register a boy is holding a raised club about to hit a peacock while another boy is spearing a goat and another is using a shield to protect himself from a Great Bustard.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of Fishing Cupids depicting cupids fishing from boats, room no 24  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of Fishing Cupids depicting cupids fishing from boats, room no 24  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Fishing cupids room was a dining room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The mosaic floor represents a sea scene with four boats from which cupids are busy fishing. The mosaic depicts sea around the boats abounds with marine life. The mosaic show several Roman fishing techniques using nets, fishing lines, harpoon and fish traps.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of Fishing Cupids depicting cupids fishing from boats using a fishing trap and a rod and line, room no 24  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Fishing cupids room was a dining room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The mosaic floor represents a sea scene with four boats from which cupids are busy fishing. The mosaic depicts sea around the boats abounds with marine life. The mosaic show several Roman fishing techniques using nets, fishing lines, harpoon and fish traps.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of Fishing Cupids depicting cupids a cupid swimming with a dolphin, room no 24  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Fishing cupids room was a dining room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The mosaic floor represents a sea scene with four boats from which cupids are busy fishing. The mosaic depicts sea around the boats abounds with marine life. The mosaic show several Roman fishing techniques using nets, fishing lines, harpoon and fish traps.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of Fishing Cupids depicting cupids fishing from boats using a harpoon and a rod and line, room no 24  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Fishing cupids room was a dining room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The mosaic floor represents a sea scene with four boats from which cupids are busy fishing. The mosaic depicts sea around the boats abounds with marine life. The mosaic show several Roman fishing techniques using nets, fishing lines, harpoon and fish traps.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Semi Circular Room, depicting cupids fishing from boats, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Semi Circular Room, depicting cupids fishing from boats, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Semi Circular Room, depicting cupids fishing from boats, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up detail of the Roman mosaics of the Semi Circular Room, depicting cupids fishing from boats, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • wide shot of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Panoramic pictures of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Ten Bikini Girls depicting Roman women in an athletic competition, room no 30, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, African birds are loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, elephant is loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
<br />
The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, elephant is loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
<br />
The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, elephant is loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
<br />
The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, african animals are loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
<br />
The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, african animals are loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, small boat, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, gazelle being caught by lion, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
<br />
The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, Wilder beast is loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
<br />
The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of The floor of the Polygonal Lavatory at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, Emperor Maximianus watches the animal hunt, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic panoramic with animals being loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
<br />
The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, Wagons being pulled by bullocks, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Detail of a Roman Mosaic from the Room of The Fishing Cupids, room 24, at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roman Mosaic from the Cubilcle with Erotic Scene, room 24, at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter about to spearing a wild boar from the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter on horseback  about to spear a crouching hare From the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter from the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters after the hunt from the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Figures one holding a lighted nadle from the Vestibule of the Adventus, room no 11 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter driving deer into a net from the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of The Four Seasons, room no 23 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt depicting a dead boar being carried by hunters, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, hunter, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Close up detail of the Roman mosaics of the Vestibule of Eros & Pan depicting Pan, room no 43  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Vestibule of Eros and Pan Roman floor mosaic at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene that is intended to show how difficult it is for someone like Pan , who is ugly but has a good heart, to conquer love, represented by Eros. Between the two divinities are a palm leaf and a coin symbolising the prizes to be awarded to the winner of the contest.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Diaeta of Arione used as a poetry and music room, room no 39 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Diaeta of Arione is a large room of the Villa Romana del Casale where the Domina ( mistress of the Villa) gathered with members of the family to listen to poetry and music in a private setting. The floor mosaic depicts scenes of the marine court of Arione.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Diaeta of Arione used as a poetry and music room, room no 39 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Diaeta of Arione is a large room of the Villa Romana del Casale where the Domina ( mistress of the Villa) gathered with members of the family to listen to poetry and music in a private setting. The floor mosaic depicts scenes of the marine court of Arione.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Cubilcle with Erotic Scene, a geometric mosiac with an erotic scene at its center, room no 48 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Cubilcle with Erotic Scene, a geometric mosiac with an erotic scene at its center, room no 48 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of the Chidrens's Hunt depicting children hunting animals, room no 44 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic on the floor of the cubicle of the Child Hunt in the Villa Romana del Casale is divided into three registers with a floral theme.<br />
<br />
In the first register boys are spearing a hare with a venabulum ( spear) while to their right another boy has trapped a duckling. <br />
<br />
In the second register tree young hunters are portrayed being attacked by animals, one boy has fallen down having been bitten on the calf by a weasel. The boy in the middle has his hands raised calling for help and to his right a boy is about to be attacked bu a cockerel.<br />
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In the lower register a boy is holding a raised club about to hit a peacock while another boy is spearing a goat and another is using a shield to protect himself from a Great Bustard.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of Fishing Cupids depicting cupids fishing from boats using a fishing trap and a rod and line, room no 24  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Fishing cupids room was a dining room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The mosaic floor represents a sea scene with four boats from which cupids are busy fishing. The mosaic depicts sea around the boats abounds with marine life. The mosaic show several Roman fishing techniques using nets, fishing lines, harpoon and fish traps.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room of Fishing Cupids depicting cupids fishing from boats using a harpoon and a rod and line, room no 24  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Fishing cupids room was a dining room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The mosaic floor represents a sea scene with four boats from which cupids are busy fishing. The mosaic depicts sea around the boats abounds with marine life. The mosaic show several Roman fishing techniques using nets, fishing lines, harpoon and fish traps.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Semi Circular Room, depicting cupids fishing from boats, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the Semi Circular Room, depicting cupids fishing from boats, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the Semi Circular Room, depicting cupids fishing from boats, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the Vestibule of Eros & Pan, room no 43  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Vestibule of Eros and Pan Roman floor mosaic at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene that is intended to show how difficult it is for someone like Pan , who is ugly but has a good heart, to conquer love, represented by Eros. Between the two divinities are a palm leaf and a coin symbolising the prizes to be awarded to the winner of the contest.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by geese in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Ten Bikini Girls depicting Roman women in an athletic competition, room no 30, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Ten Bikini Girls depicting Roman women in an athletic competition, room no 30, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Ten Bikini Girls depicting Roman women in an athletic competition, room no 30, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Panoramic pictures of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Ten Bikini Girls depicting Roman women in an athletic competition, room no 30, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, elephant is loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, Wilder beast is loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
<br />
The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, Ostrich is being taken off a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
<br />
The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
<br />
The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, Wagons being pulled by bullocks, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Roma children's chariot race from The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mosiac of Emperor Maximianus from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roman mosaic detail of a young women exercising with weights from the Room of the Ten Bikini Girls, room no 30, from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roman mosaics a girl dancing with a drum from the Room of the Ten Bikini Girls, room no 30, from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roman Mosaic from the Cubilcle with Erotic Scene, room 24, at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Constructed in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mosaics of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Injured hunters with one about to speara wild boar from the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Cupid and a dolphin Roman mosaic from the Room of the Fishing Cupids no 24, at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter with a hare from the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale which containis the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of The Four Seasons, room no 23 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wide picture of the Ambulatory corridor of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic and the entrance to the audience hall, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Kitchen floor depicting geometric mosaic patterns, room no 19 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Room with Star Shaped Decorations depicting a braid geometric mosaic patterns, room no 18 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Peristyle depicting animals in a geometric mosaic wreath inside square panels, room no 13 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The peristyle mosaic floor of Villa Romana del Casale is decorated with square mosaic repeating designs which have a rope design geometric mosaic on the outside, inside which is are laurel wreath mosaics which surround Protomas, the representation of the head and neck of an animal often used decoratively in architecture, of wild and domesticated animals. The two sides of the peristyle have been identified as one side for visitors use and the other for the family. The peristyle mosaics lead on both sides around three sides of the peristyle to steps that lead up to the corridor of the Great Hunt Mosaics,
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Peristyle depicting animals in a geometric mosaic wreath inside square panels, room no 13 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The peristyle mosaic floor of Villa Romana del Casale is decorated with square mosaic repeating designs which have a rope design geometric mosaic on the outside, inside which is are laurel wreath mosaics which surround Protomas, the representation of the head and neck of an animal often used decoratively in architecture, of wild and domesticated animals. The two sides of the peristyle have been identified as one side for visitors use and the other for the family. The peristyle mosaics lead on both sides around three sides of the peristyle to steps that lead up to the corridor of the Great Hunt Mosaics,
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Peristyle depicting animals in a geometric mosaic wreath inside square panels, room no 13 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The peristyle mosaic floor of Villa Romana del Casale is decorated with square mosaic repeating designs which have a rope design geometric mosaic on the outside, inside which is are laurel wreath mosaics which surround Protomas, the representation of the head and neck of an animal often used decoratively in architecture, of wild and domesticated animals. The two sides of the peristyle have been identified as one side for visitors use and the other for the family. The peristyle mosaics lead on both sides around three sides of the peristyle to steps that lead up to the corridor of the Great Hunt Mosaics,
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the Peristyle depicting animals in a geometric mosaic wreath inside square panels, room no 13 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The peristyle mosaic floor of Villa Romana del Casale is decorated with square mosaic repeating designs which have a rope design geometric mosaic on the outside, inside which is are laurel wreath mosaics which surround Protomas, the representation of the head and neck of an animal often used decoratively in architecture, of wild and domesticated animals. The two sides of the peristyle have been identified as one side for visitors use and the other for the family. The peristyle mosaics lead on both sides around three sides of the peristyle to steps that lead up to the corridor of the Great Hunt Mosaics,
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt depicting hunters with a dead boar and hunters making an offering at an altar, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt depicting deer being caught in a net trap, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt depicting offerings being made at an altar, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.

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