• Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaic, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaic, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaic, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaic, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaic, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaic, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaic, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaic, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaic, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaic, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaic, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaic, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaic, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaic, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaic, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with a hexagon at its centre in the middle of which is a cruciform of flowers, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. Begining of 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with a hexagon at its centre in the middle of which is a cruciform of flowers, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. Begining of 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Pictures of a geometric crosses Roman mosaics design, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric crosses Roman mosaics design, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric crosses Roman mosaics design, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric crosses Roman mosaics design, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric crosses Roman mosaics design, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric  Roman mosaics design, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with a hexagon at its centre in the middle of which is a cruciform of flowers, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. Begining of 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with a hexagon at its centre in the middle of which is a cruciform of flowers, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. Begining of 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with a hexagon at its centre in the middle of which is a cruciform of flowers, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. Begining of 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Pictures of a geometric crosses Roman mosaics design, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric crosses Roman mosaics design, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric crosses Roman mosaics design, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric crosses Roman mosaics design, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric  Roman mosaics design, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric  Roman mosaics design, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric  Roman mosaics design, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric  Roman mosaics design depicting peacock tail feathers, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric  Roman mosaics design depicting peacock tail feathers, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric  Roman mosaics design depicting peacock tail feathers, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a geometric plant design, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric detail of a Roman mosaics design, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. Dionysus Villa Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a white background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. Dionysus Villa Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a grey background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. The House of Oceanos. Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against an art background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. House of Okeanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against a black background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. House of Okeanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. House of Okeanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a white background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. House of Okeanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against an art background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric mosaic with 3d illusion. House of Oceanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. Dionysus Villa Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against a black background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. Dionysus Villa Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against an art background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. House of Okeanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. House of Okeanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against an art background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. House of Okeanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a grey background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. House of Okeanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against a black background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. House of Okeanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. House of Okeanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a grey background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric mosaic with 3d illusion. House of Oceanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric mosaic with 3d illusion. House of Oceanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a white background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric mosaic with 3d illusion. House of Oceanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against a black background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric mosaic with 3d illusion. House of Oceanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against an art background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric mosaic with 3d illusion. House of Oceanos, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a grey background.
  • Roman mosaics - geometric Mosaic. Poseidon & Euphrates Villa, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. Dionysus Villa Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.
  • Roman geometric mosaics from Zeugma. 2nd-3rd century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against a black background.
  • Roman geometric mosaics from Zeugma. 2nd-3rd century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.
  • Roman geometric mosaics from Zeugma. 2nd-3rd century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a grey background.
  • Roman geometric mosaics from Zeugma. 2nd-3rd century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against an art background.
  • Roman geometric mosaics from Zeugma. 2nd-3rd century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a white background.
  • Roman Dionysus mosaic from the house of Oceanos, Zeugma archaeological site. 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.<br />
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This is the floor (base) mosaic of a room of House of Okeanos. This is among the first pieces of those that excavated from ancient Zeugma city and known for Dionysus Bust and "meeting of Dionysus and Ariadne'. This mosaic is consisted of three panels. On the left side of this partly damaged art work, there has been the bust of god Dionysus. Through the white and black triangles around Dionysus, a virtual perspective had been created to get a focus on the figure.
  • Roman mosaics -  The Bath House. The House of Oceanos, Ancient Zeugama. 3rd Century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a white background.
  • Roman mosaics -  The Bath House. The House of Oceanos, Ancient Zeugama. 3rd Century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a grey background.
  • Roman mosaics -  The Bath House. The House of Oceanos, Ancient Zeugama. 3rd Century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.
  • Roman mosaics -  The Bath House. The House of Oceanos, Ancient Zeugama. 3rd Century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against a black background.
  • Roman mosaics -  The Bath House. The House of Oceanos, Ancient Zeugama. 3rd Century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against an art background.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics from an apse depicting a fan of multicoloured triangles and vine foliated scrolls, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics from an apse depicting a fan of multicoloured triangles and vine foliated scrolls, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics from an apse depicting a fan of multicoloured triangles and vine foliated scrolls, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics from an apse depicting a fan of multicoloured triangles and vine foliated scrolls, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics from an apse depicting a fan of multicoloured triangles and vine foliated scrolls, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic  from the Villa of Castel di Guido, Rome. 1st century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic with diminutional cube designs, from a Roman villa near Casale de S.Basilio near Via Nomentana, Rome. 1st century BC. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic with roses and flowers, from the Pietra Papa area near the Flavian Gate, Rome. 125-150 BC. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic  from the Villa of Castel di Guido, Rome. 1st century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic with roses and flowers, from the Pietra Papa area near the Flavian Gate, Rome. 125-150 BC. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic with black and white diamonds shapes. From the Roman villa near Botte, Rome. 1st century BC . National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic with swastikas. From the Roman villa near Botte, Rome. 1st century BC . National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Geometric Roman mosaics, Eastern Mediterranean, 4th century AD. The Louvre Museum, Paris
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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.
  • Geometric Roman floor mosaic. From the  Grotte Celoni area of the via Casilina, Rome. End of 1st and beginning of 2nd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting Green Faction Charioteer and his horse from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting Red Faction Charioteer and his horse from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting Blue Faction Charioteer and his horse from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman  geometric floor mosaic  with a bust at its centre. From the Forte Prenestino area of Rome. 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Geometric Roman floor mosaic. From the  Grotte Celoni area of the via Casilina, Rome. End of 1st and beginning of 2nd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting Green Faction Charioteer and his horse from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. The Giyoslu Villa. Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a white background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. The Giyoslu Villa. Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against a black background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. The Giyoslu Villa. Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. The Giyoslu Villa. Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against an art background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. The Giyoslu Villa. Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a grey background.
  • Roman mosaics - Geometric Mosaic. The Giyoslu Villa. Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.
  • Roman geometric mosaic composed of stars and octagonal medellions with birds in them. Late 3rd century AD, Thurbo Majus. Roman mosaics from the north African Roman province of Africanus . Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Roman geometric mosaic composed of stars and octagonal medellions with birds in them. Late 3rd century AD, Thurbo Majus. Roman mosaics from the north African Roman province of Africanus . Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Roman mosaics - The Wedding of Dionysus mosaic. Dionysus Villa Ancient Zeugama, 2nd  century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.<br />
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The Wedding of Dionysus and Ariadne Mosaic, which belongs to the House of Dionysus, is one of the most special mosaics around the world. In the scene, Dionysus and Ariadne are sitting on a sofa. There are three maenads, musician, the wedding god and two sirens around them. <br />
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The mosaic gives the impression of a painting due to the rich variety of colors and luminous/shadow effects used. The fact that there are many figures within the mosaic and their high pictorial quality, on the other hand, makes the mosaic much more special. <br />
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The House of Dionysus is the villa where a rescue excavation was conducted in 1992 upon the received intelligence telling that traffickers had been digging the area. After the excavations, the mosaic now you behold was unearthed along with some geometric mosaics. In terms of the exactness in the anatomy of the figures, the perspective, and the rich variety of colors it is among the most precious and important mosaic around the world. <br />
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The Museum had conducted activities in order to display the mosaic where it belongs and in a natural manner. However, such a big portion of the mosaic as two thirds was stolen by the historical artefact traffickers in 1998 from the place of display. The parts of the mosaic are not found yet. After the robbery, the remaining parts were transported to Gaziantep Museum and displayed after restoration. The stolen part of the mosaic was left blank. The searches continue in order to find the missing parts through the Interpol.
  • Roman mosaics - Close up of The Wedding of Dionysus mosaic. Dionysus Villa Ancient Zeugama, 2nd  century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.<br />
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The Wedding of Dionysus and Ariadne Mosaic, which belongs to the House of Dionysus, is one of the most special mosaics around the world. In the scene, Dionysus and Ariadne are sitting on a sofa. There are three maenads, musician, the wedding god and two sirens around them. <br />
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The mosaic gives the impression of a painting due to the rich variety of colors and luminous/shadow effects used. The fact that there are many figures within the mosaic and their high pictorial quality, on the other hand, makes the mosaic much more special. <br />
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The House of Dionysus is the villa where a rescue excavation was conducted in 1992 upon the received intelligence telling that traffickers had been digging the area. After the excavations, the mosaic now you behold was unearthed along with some geometric mosaics. In terms of the exactness in the anatomy of the figures, the perspective, and the rich variety of colors it is among the most precious and important mosaic around the world. <br />
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The Museum had conducted activities in order to display the mosaic where it belongs and in a natural manner. However, such a big portion of the mosaic as two thirds was stolen by the historical artefact traffickers in 1998 from the place of display. The parts of the mosaic are not found yet. After the robbery, the remaining parts were transported to Gaziantep Museum and displayed after restoration. The stolen part of the mosaic was left blank. The searches continue in order to find the missing parts through the Interpol.
  • North African Christian mosaic fragment from the ambulatory, cloister,  of the pilgrimage church of Bir Ftouha, Cathage, Tunisia. The geometric mosaic deign is mad up of intersecting circlular medalions that enclose depictions of birds, roses and baskets. Eastern Roman Byzantine Era, Bardo Museum, Tunis
  • Birds around a  vase From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 1st half of 3rd century AD. Marble cubes, limestone and glass. A border of geometric perspective cubes surround a scene with one bird sitting on the vase of Daphne whilst the other surround it. The naturalistic skill of the Roman Antioch mosaic artists is so good that it is possible to tell the species of each bird. inv 3461, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with strap work and cruciform flowers and in the centre a damaged depiction of a running deer, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Jilani Guirat area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with strap work and cruciform flowers and in the centre a damaged depiction of a running deer, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Jilani Guirat area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with strap work and cruciform flowers and in the centre a damaged depiction of a running deer, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Jilani Guirat area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with strap work and cruciform flowers and in the centre a damaged depiction of a running deer, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Jilani Guirat area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with strap work and cruciform flowers and in the centre a damaged depiction of a running deer, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Jilani Guirat area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic  from the Villa of Castel di Guido, Rome. 1st century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic with roses and flowers, from the Pietra Papa area near the Flavian Gate, Rome. 125-150 BC. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic with diminutional cube designs, from a Roman villa near Casale de S.Basilio near Via Nomentana, Rome. 1st century BC. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic with diminutional cube designs, from a Roman villa near Casale de S.Basilio near Via Nomentana, Rome. 1st century BC. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic with roses and flowers, from the Pietra Papa area near the Flavian Gate, Rome. 125-150 BC. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic  from the Villa of Castel di Guido, Rome. 1st century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic with roses and flowers, from the Pietra Papa area near the Flavian Gate, Rome. 125-150 BC. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic with diminutional cube designs, from a Roman villa near Casale de S.Basilio near Via Nomentana, Rome. 1st century BC. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic with diminutional cube designs, from a Roman villa near Casale de S.Basilio near Via Nomentana, Rome. 1st century BC. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with animals & fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a geometric tendril designs from a Dionysus mosaic. The ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a geometric tendril designs from a Dionysus mosaic. The ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a geometric tendril designs from a Dionysus mosaic. The ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a geometric tendril designs from a Dionysus mosaic. The ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with animals & fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with animals & fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with animals & fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with animals & fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting Charioteers and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting Green Faction Charioteer  and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting Blue Faction Charioteer and his horse from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman  geometric floor mosaic  with a bust at its centre. From the Forte Prenestino area of Rome. 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman  geometric floor mosaic  with a bust at its centre. From the Forte Prenestino area of Rome. 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting Red Faction Charioteer and his horse from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman geometric floor mosaic depicting horsemen and their horses from the Circus  from  a room of a villa  in the locality Baccano near the Via Cassia, Rome. Beginning of the 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman  geometric floor mosaic  with a bust at its centre. From the Forte Prenestino area of Rome. 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman  geometric floor mosaic  with a bust at its centre. From the Forte Prenestino area of Rome. 3rd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • 4th century Roman geometric moisaic from Merida, Merida Archaeological Museum, Spain
  • 4th century Roman geometric moisaic from Merida, Merida Archaeological Museum, Spain
  • 4th century Roman geometric moisaic from Merida, Merida Archaeological Museum, Spain
  • 4th century Roman geometric moisaic from Merida, Merida Archaeological Museum, Spain
  • 4th century Roman geometric moisaic from Merida, Merida Archaeological Museum, Spain
  • 4th century Roman geometric moisaic from Merida, Merida Archaeological Museum, Spain
  • 4th century Roman geometric moisaic from Merida, Merida Archaeological Museum, Spain
  • Picture of a geometric border Roman mosaics design from a mosaic depicting lions hunting animals, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a geometric Roman mosaics design depicting lions hunting animals, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman doorstep mosaics depicting five fishes surrounded by bars and a medallion, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD The Small Baths in the M'barek Rhaiem area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.<br />
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The mosaic depicts the emblem of the Pentasii, a powerful Nortyh African Roman association that organised and  maintained the wild animals and hired animal killers to carry on the games in ampitheatres.
  • Pictures of the geometric border  Roman mosaic using 3d blocks and a swastica design from a Four Seasons mosaic, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of the geometric border  Roman mosaic using 3d blocks and a swastica design from a Four Seasons mosaic, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman doorstep mosaics depicting five fishes surrounded by bars and a medallion, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD The Small Baths in the M'barek Rhaiem area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background<br />
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The mosaic depicts the emblem of the Pentasii, a powerful Nortyh African Roman association that organised and  maintained the wild animals and hired animal killers to carry on the games in ampitheatres.
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman doorstep mosaics depicting five fishes surrounded by bars and a medallion, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD The Small Baths in the M'barek Rhaiem area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background<br />
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The mosaic depicts the emblem of the Pentasii, a powerful Nortyh African Roman association that organised and  maintained the wild animals and hired animal killers to carry on the games in ampitheatres.
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman doorstep mosaics depicting five fishes surrounded by bars and a medallion, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD The Small Baths in the M'barek Rhaiem area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background<br />
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The mosaic depicts the emblem of the Pentasii, a powerful Nortyh African Roman association that organised and  maintained the wild animals and hired animal killers to carry on the games in ampitheatres.
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman doorstep mosaics depicting five fishes surrounded by bars and a medallion, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD The Small Baths in the M'barek Rhaiem area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background<br />
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The mosaic depicts the emblem of the Pentasii, a powerful Nortyh African Roman association that organised and  maintained the wild animals and hired animal killers to carry on the games in ampitheatres.
  • Picture of a geometric Roman mosaics design using dolphins and swans designs, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Dolphins. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a geometric Roman mosaics design using dolphins and swans designs, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Dolphins. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a geometric Roman mosaics design depicting lions hunting animals, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a geometric Roman mosaics design using dolphins and swans designs, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Dolphins. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a geometric Roman mosaics design using dolphins and swans designs, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Dolphins. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a geometric Roman mosaics design using dolphins and swans designs, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Dolphins. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a geometric Roman mosaics design using dolphins and swans designs, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Dolphins. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Picture of a geometric Roman mosaics design using dolphins and swans designs, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Dolphins. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a geometric Roman mosaics design using dolphins and swans designs, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Dolphins. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Picture of a geometric Roman mosaics design using dolphins and swans designs, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Dolphins. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a geometric Roman mosaics design using dolphins and swans designs, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Dolphins. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Picture of a geometric Roman mosaics design depicting lions hunting animals, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a geometric Roman mosaics design depicting lions hunting animals, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a geometric Roman mosaics design depicting lions hunting animals, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a black and white geometric Roman mosaics , from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • Geometric designed Roman floor mosaic. Volubilis Archaeological Site, near Meknes, Morocco
  • Roman mosaics - The Duluk Mosaic  Mosaic. 4th century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a white background.<br />
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The mosaic, which was found in the ancient city DOM in Gaziantep and brought to the museum, is dated to 4th century A.D. The mosaic, which is geometric, is a part of a greater mosaic. The remaining parts are destroyed by natural factors. Herbal motifs are pictured within the main panel cross squares. It consists of a wide mesh band on the side and hexagonal and square geometric motifs on the outer border.
  • Roman mosaics - The Duluk Mosaic  Mosaic. 4th century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.<br />
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The mosaic, which was found in the ancient city DOM in Gaziantep and brought to the museum, is dated to 4th century A.D. The mosaic, which is geometric, is a part of a greater mosaic. The remaining parts are destroyed by natural factors. Herbal motifs are pictured within the main panel cross squares. It consists of a wide mesh band on the side and hexagonal and square geometric motifs on the outer border.
  • Roman mosaics - The Duluk Mosaic  Mosaic. 4th century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.    Against an art background.<br />
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The mosaic, which was found in the ancient city DOM in Gaziantep and brought to the museum, is dated to 4th century A.D. The mosaic, which is geometric, is a part of a greater mosaic. The remaining parts are destroyed by natural factors. Herbal motifs are pictured within the main panel cross squares. It consists of a wide mesh band on the side and hexagonal and square geometric motifs on the outer border.
  • Roman mosaics - The Duluk Mosaic  Mosaic. 4th century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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The mosaic, which was found in the ancient city DOM in Gaziantep and brought to the museum, is dated to 4th century A.D. The mosaic, which is geometric, is a part of a greater mosaic. The remaining parts are destroyed by natural factors. Herbal motifs are pictured within the main panel cross squares. It consists of a wide mesh band on the side and hexagonal and square geometric motifs on the outer border.
  • Roman mosaics - The Duluk Mosaic  Mosaic. 4th century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The mosaic, which was found in the ancient city DOM in Gaziantep and brought to the museum, is dated to 4th century A.D. The mosaic, which is geometric, is a part of a greater mosaic. The remaining parts are destroyed by natural factors. Herbal motifs are pictured within the main panel cross squares. It consists of a wide mesh band on the side and hexagonal and square geometric motifs on the outer border.
  • 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.
  • Birds around a  vase From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 1st half of 3rd century AD. Marble cubes, limestone and glass. A border of geometric perspective cubes surround a scene with one bird sitting on the vase of Daphne whilst the other surround it. The naturalistic skill of the Roman Antioch mosaic artists is so good that it is possible to tell the species of each bird. inv 3461, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Birds around a  vase From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 1st half of 3rd century AD. Marble cubes, limestone and glass. A border of geometric perspective cubes surround a scene with one bird sitting on the vase of Daphne whilst the other surround it. The naturalistic skill of the Roman Antioch mosaic artists is so good that it is possible to tell the species of each bird. inv 3461, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Birds around a  vase From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 1st half of 3rd century AD. Marble cubes, limestone and glass. A border of geometric perspective cubes surround a scene with one bird sitting on the vase of Daphne whilst the other surround it. The naturalistic skill of the Roman Antioch mosaic artists is so good that it is possible to tell the species of each bird. inv 3461, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Birds around a  vase From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 1st half of 3rd century AD. Marble cubes, limestone and glass. A border of geometric perspective cubes surround a scene with one bird sitting on the vase of Daphne whilst the other surround it. The naturalistic skill of the Roman Antioch mosaic artists is so good that it is possible to tell the species of each bird. inv 3461, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Roman Mosaic - The Oceanos & Tethys Mosaic, fom The House of Oceanos, Zeugma.  2nd - 3rd century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The Oceanos and Tethys Mosaic is the floor mosaic of the shallow pool of the House of Oceanos. In this mosaic, which belongs to the Early Roman Empire Period, Oceanos, the river god who is the origin of life, and his wife Tethys are represented. At the middle of the mosaic which is surrounded by a geometric triple tress borders there are Oceanos and his wife Tethys. Around them there are Eros figures riding various species of fish and dolphins symbolising the abundance of the sea. The most represented attributes of Oceanos are snake and fish.<br />
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 in the mosaic, Oceanos is seen with chelas. Those chelas are among his most characteristic attributes. Though the tail of an eel is represented as his feet in the figures on ceramics, within the scope of the art of mosaic he is represented as a bust and only with the chelas on his head such as this one. His wife Tethys is right by his side and represented with wings upon her forehead. Between them, there is the dragon called Cetos which is a mythological sea creature. As is seen in the coins of Zeugma, the Euphrates River is expressed as a dragon. Besides these two figures, on the top-right of the mosaic, there is a young male figure which is thought to be Pan, the patron of fishermen and shepherds. The fact that Eros figures and Pan which are the side figures are located outward implies that the pool is built to allow walking around. <br />
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The expression of the Oceanos as not an ocean but a river surrounding the world: By that the water, which vapours with the heat of the sun and then gives life to the nature by becoming rain, and which after being used by the nature reaches again the sea via the rivers is expressed. The water becomes aware of itself and its function by that cycle. This phenomenon is represented in the mosaic panel as the diversification of O
  • Roman Mosaic - close up of  Oceanos and his wife Tethys. The Oceanos & Tethys Mosaic, fom The House of Oceanos, Zeugma.  2nd - 3rd century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.<br />
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The Oceanos and Tethys Mosaic is the floor mosaic of the shallow pool of the House of Oceanos. In this mosaic, which belongs to the Early Roman Empire Period, Oceanos, the river god who is the origin of life, and his wife Tethys are represented. At the middle of the mosaic which is surrounded by a geometric triple tress borders there are Oceanos and his wife Tethys. Around them there are Eros figures riding various species of fish and dolphins symbolising the abundance of the sea. The most represented attributes of Oceanos are snake and fish.<br />
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 in the mosaic, Oceanos is seen with chelas. Those chelas are among his most characteristic attributes. Though the tail of an eel is represented as his feet in the figures on ceramics, within the scope of the art of mosaic he is represented as a bust and only with the chelas on his head such as this one. His wife Tethys is right by his side and represented with wings upon her forehead. Between them, there is the dragon called Cetos which is a mythological sea creature. As is seen in the coins of Zeugma, the Euphrates River is expressed as a dragon. Besides these two figures, on the top-right of the mosaic, there is a young male figure which is thought to be Pan, the patron of fishermen and shepherds. The fact that Eros figures and Pan which are the side figures are located outward implies that the pool is built to allow walking around. <br />
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The expression of the Oceanos as not an ocean but a river surrounding the world: By that the water, which vapours with the heat of the sun and then gives life to the nature by becoming rain, and which after being used by the nature reaches again the sea via the rivers is expressed. The water becomes aware of itself and its function by that cycle. This phenomenon is represented in the mosaic panel as the diversif
  • Roman Mosaic - The Oceanos & Tethys Mosaic, fom The House of Oceanos, Zeugma.  2nd - 3rd century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The Oceanos and Tethys Mosaic is the floor mosaic of the shallow pool of the House of Oceanos. In this mosaic, which belongs to the Early Roman Empire Period, Oceanos, the river god who is the origin of life, and his wife Tethys are represented. At the middle of the mosaic which is surrounded by a geometric triple tress borders there are Oceanos and his wife Tethys. Around them there are Eros figures riding various species of fish and dolphins symbolising the abundance of the sea. The most represented attributes of Oceanos are snake and fish.<br />
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 in the mosaic, Oceanos is seen with chelas. Those chelas are among his most characteristic attributes. Though the tail of an eel is represented as his feet in the figures on ceramics, within the scope of the art of mosaic he is represented as a bust and only with the chelas on his head such as this one. His wife Tethys is right by his side and represented with wings upon her forehead. Between them, there is the dragon called Cetos which is a mythological sea creature. As is seen in the coins of Zeugma, the Euphrates River is expressed as a dragon. Besides these two figures, on the top-right of the mosaic, there is a young male figure which is thought to be Pan, the patron of fishermen and shepherds. The fact that Eros figures and Pan which are the side figures are located outward implies that the pool is built to allow walking around. <br />
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The expression of the Oceanos as not an ocean but a river surrounding the world: By that the water, which vapours with the heat of the sun and then gives life to the nature by becoming rain, and which after being used by the nature reaches again the sea via the rivers is expressed. The water becomes aware of itself and its function by that cycle. This phenomenon is represented in the mosaic panel as the diversification of O
  • Roman Mosaic - The Oceanos & Tethys Mosaic, fom The House of Oceanos, Zeugma.  2nd - 3rd century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey. Against a grey background.<br />
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The Oceanos and Tethys Mosaic is the floor mosaic of the shallow pool of the House of Oceanos. In this mosaic, which belongs to the Early Roman Empire Period, Oceanos, the river god who is the origin of life, and his wife Tethys are represented. At the middle of the mosaic which is surrounded by a geometric triple tress borders there are Oceanos and his wife Tethys. Around them there are Eros figures riding various species of fish and dolphins symbolising the abundance of the sea. The most represented attributes of Oceanos are snake and fish.<br />
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 in the mosaic, Oceanos is seen with chelas. Those chelas are among his most characteristic attributes. Though the tail of an eel is represented as his feet in the figures on ceramics, within the scope of the art of mosaic he is represented as a bust and only with the chelas on his head such as this one. His wife Tethys is right by his side and represented with wings upon her forehead. Between them, there is the dragon called Cetos which is a mythological sea creature. As is seen in the coins of Zeugma, the Euphrates River is expressed as a dragon. Besides these two figures, on the top-right of the mosaic, there is a young male figure which is thought to be Pan, the patron of fishermen and shepherds. The fact that Eros figures and Pan which are the side figures are located outward implies that the pool is built to allow walking around. <br />
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The expression of the Oceanos as not an ocean but a river surrounding the world: By that the water, which vapours with the heat of the sun and then gives life to the nature by becoming rain, and which after being used by the nature reaches again the sea via the rivers is expressed. The water becomes aware of itself and its function by that cycle. This phenomenon is represented in the mosaic panel as the diversification of Ocen
  • Roman Mosaic - close up river god Oceanos The Oceanos & Tethys Mosaic, fom The House of Oceanos, Zeugma.  2nd - 3rd century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.<br />
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The Oceanos and Tethys Mosaic is the floor mosaic of the shallow pool of the House of Oceanos. In this mosaic, which belongs to the Early Roman Empire Period, Oceanos, the river god who is the origin of life, and his wife Tethys are represented. At the middle of the mosaic which is surrounded by a geometric triple tress borders there are Oceanos and his wife Tethys. Around them there are Eros figures riding various species of fish and dolphins symbolising the abundance of the sea. The most represented attributes of Oceanos are snake and fish.<br />
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 in the mosaic, Oceanos is seen with chelas. Those chelas are among his most characteristic attributes. Though the tail of an eel is represented as his feet in the figures on ceramics, within the scope of the art of mosaic he is represented as a bust and only with the chelas on his head such as this one. His wife Tethys is right by his side and represented with wings upon her forehead. Between them, there is the dragon called Cetos which is a mythological sea creature. As is seen in the coins of Zeugma, the Euphrates River is expressed as a dragon. Besides these two figures, on the top-right of the mosaic, there is a young male figure which is thought to be Pan, the patron of fishermen and shepherds. The fact that Eros figures and Pan which are the side figures are located outward implies that the pool is built to allow walking around. <br />
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The expression of the Oceanos as not an ocean but a river surrounding the world: By that the water, which vapours with the heat of the sun and then gives life to the nature by becoming rain, and which after being used by the nature reaches again the sea via the rivers is expressed. The water becomes aware of itself and its function by that cycle. This phenomenon is represented in the mosaic panel as the diversification of Ocen
  • Roman Mosaic - close up of  Tethys wife of river god Oceanos. The Oceanos & Tethys Mosaic, fom The House of Oceanos, Zeugma.  2nd - 3rd century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.<br />
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The Oceanos and Tethys Mosaic is the floor mosaic of the shallow pool of the House of Oceanos. In this mosaic, which belongs to the Early Roman Empire Period, Oceanos, the river god who is the origin of life, and his wife Tethys are represented. At the middle of the mosaic which is surrounded by a geometric triple tress borders there are Oceanos and his wife Tethys. Around them there are Eros figures riding various species of fish and dolphins symbolising the abundance of the sea. The most represented attributes of Oceanos are snake and fish.<br />
<br />
 in the mosaic, Oceanos is seen with chelas. Those chelas are among his most characteristic attributes. Though the tail of an eel is represented as his feet in the figures on ceramics, within the scope of the art of mosaic he is represented as a bust and only with the chelas on his head such as this one. His wife Tethys is right by his side and represented with wings upon her forehead. Between them, there is the dragon called Cetos which is a mythological sea creature. As is seen in the coins of Zeugma, the Euphrates River is expressed as a dragon. Besides these two figures, on the top-right of the mosaic, there is a young male figure which is thought to be Pan, the patron of fishermen and shepherds. The fact that Eros figures and Pan which are the side figures are located outward implies that the pool is built to allow walking around. <br />
<br />
The expression of the Oceanos as not an ocean but a river surrounding the world: By that the water, which vapours with the heat of the sun and then gives life to the nature by becoming rain, and which after being used by the nature reaches again the sea via the rivers is expressed. The water becomes aware of itself and its function by that cycle. This phenomenon is represented in the mosaic panel as the div
  • Roman Mosaic - The Oceanos & Tethys Mosaic, fom The House of Oceanos, Zeugma.  2nd - 3rd century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.<br />
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The Oceanos and Tethys Mosaic is the floor mosaic of the shallow pool of the House of Oceanos. In this mosaic, which belongs to the Early Roman Empire Period, Oceanos, the river god who is the origin of life, and his wife Tethys are represented. At the middle of the mosaic which is surrounded by a geometric triple tress borders there are Oceanos and his wife Tethys. Around them there are Eros figures riding various species of fish and dolphins symbolising the abundance of the sea. The most represented attributes of Oceanos are snake and fish.<br />
<br />
 in the mosaic, Oceanos is seen with chelas. Those chelas are among his most characteristic attributes. Though the tail of an eel is represented as his feet in the figures on ceramics, within the scope of the art of mosaic he is represented as a bust and only with the chelas on his head such as this one. His wife Tethys is right by his side and represented with wings upon her forehead. Between them, there is the dragon called Cetos which is a mythological sea creature. As is seen in the coins of Zeugma, the Euphrates River is expressed as a dragon. Besides these two figures, on the top-right of the mosaic, there is a young male figure which is thought to be Pan, the patron of fishermen and shepherds. The fact that Eros figures and Pan which are the side figures are located outward implies that the pool is built to allow walking around. <br />
<br />
The expression of the Oceanos as not an ocean but a river surrounding the world: By that the water, which vapours with the heat of the sun and then gives life to the nature by becoming rain, and which after being used by the nature reaches again the sea via the rivers is expressed. The water becomes aware of itself and its function by that cycle. This phenomenon is represented in the mosaic panel as the diversification of Ocenaos through unification wit
  • Roman Mosaic - The Oceanos & Tethys Mosaic, fom The House of Oceanos, Zeugma.  2nd - 3rd century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against an art background.<br />
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The Oceanos and Tethys Mosaic is the floor mosaic of the shallow pool of the House of Oceanos. In this mosaic, which belongs to the Early Roman Empire Period, Oceanos, the river god who is the origin of life, and his wife Tethys are represented. At the middle of the mosaic which is surrounded by a geometric triple tress borders there are Oceanos and his wife Tethys. Around them there are Eros figures riding various species of fish and dolphins symbolising the abundance of the sea. The most represented attributes of Oceanos are snake and fish.<br />
<br />
 in the mosaic, Oceanos is seen with chelas. Those chelas are among his most characteristic attributes. Though the tail of an eel is represented as his feet in the figures on ceramics, within the scope of the art of mosaic he is represented as a bust and only with the chelas on his head such as this one. His wife Tethys is right by his side and represented with wings upon her forehead. Between them, there is the dragon called Cetos which is a mythological sea creature. As is seen in the coins of Zeugma, the Euphrates River is expressed as a dragon. Besides these two figures, on the top-right of the mosaic, there is a young male figure which is thought to be Pan, the patron of fishermen and shepherds. The fact that Eros figures and Pan which are the side figures are located outward implies that the pool is built to allow walking around. <br />
<br />
The expression of the Oceanos as not an ocean but a river surrounding the world: By that the water, which vapours with the heat of the sun and then gives life to the nature by becoming rain, and which after being used by the nature reaches again the sea via the rivers is expressed. The water becomes aware of itself and its function by that cycle. This phenomenon is represented in the mosaic panel as the diversification of Oc
  • Roman Mosaic - close up of Eros riding a dolphin. The Oceanos & Tethys Mosaic, fom The House of Oceanos, Zeugma.  2nd - 3rd century AD. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.<br />
<br />
The Oceanos and Tethys Mosaic is the floor mosaic of the shallow pool of the House of Oceanos. In this mosaic, which belongs to the Early Roman Empire Period, Oceanos, the river god who is the origin of life, and his wife Tethys are represented. At the middle of the mosaic which is surrounded by a geometric triple tress borders there are Oceanos and his wife Tethys. Around them there are Eros figures riding various species of fish and dolphins symbolising the abundance of the sea. The most represented attributes of Oceanos are snake and fish.
  • Roman Black and White Geometric mosaic decorations  from  a Villa of Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a white background.
  • Roman Black and White Geometric mosaic decorations  from  a Villa of Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a black background.
  • Roman Black and White Geometric mosaic decorations  from  a Villa of Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a grey background.
  • Roman Black and White Geometric mosaic decorations  from  a Villa of Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against an art background.
  • Roman Black and White Geometric mosaic decorations  from  a Villa of Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.
  • Roman Geometric  Swastica mosaic decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.
  • Roman Geometric  Swastica mosaic decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Detail of sixth Century Pillars From Acre with oriental bas releif geometric designs. St Mark's Basilica, Venice. Looted from Constantinople after the Fourth Crusade (1202-1204)
  • Detail of sixth Century Pillars From Acre with oriental bas releif geometric designs. St Mark's Basilica, Venice. Looted from Constantinople after the Fourth Crusade (1202-1204)
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom D  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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This bedroom has a decoration very similar to that of cubiculum B in its arrangement and the use of cinnabar red. At the rear of the alcove three women perform a sacrificial ceremony in a rustic shrine. The walls of the antechamber have scenes of lovers, and most of the other pictures have to do with female life. Here carefully rendered details (attendants, handmaidens, furniture, glass and silver vessels) provide invaluable information on domestic life. There are also Egyptianizing elements, lotus flowers, sphinxes, and exotic landscapes. On the second column of the right wall is the inscription, in Greek, Seleukos made this, presumably the name of a Greek who was one of the artisans. The vaulted ceiling, in pure white stucco, has reliefs of initiation rites into the mysteries, idyllic landscapes with sacred elements, and combats between fantastic animals. The decorative scheme of the two bedrooms owes its inspiration to the deities Aphrodite and Dionysos. A fragment of geometric mosaic in black and white can be attributed to bedroom D on the basis of a contemporary watercolor.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom D  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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This bedroom has a decoration very similar to that of cubiculum B in its arrangement and the use of cinnabar red. At the rear of the alcove three women perform a sacrificial ceremony in a rustic shrine. The walls of the antechamber have scenes of lovers, and most of the other pictures have to do with female life. Here carefully rendered details (attendants, handmaidens, furniture, glass and silver vessels) provide invaluable information on domestic life. There are also Egyptianizing elements, lotus flowers, sphinxes, and exotic landscapes. On the second column of the right wall is the inscription, in Greek, Seleukos made this, presumably the name of a Greek who was one of the artisans. The vaulted ceiling, in pure white stucco, has reliefs of initiation rites into the mysteries, idyllic landscapes with sacred elements, and combats between fantastic animals. The decorative scheme of the two bedrooms owes its inspiration to the deities Aphrodite and Dionysos. A fragment of geometric mosaic in black and white can be attributed to bedroom D on the basis of a contemporary watercolor.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom D  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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This bedroom has a decoration very similar to that of cubiculum B in its arrangement and the use of cinnabar red. At the rear of the alcove three women perform a sacrificial ceremony in a rustic shrine. The walls of the antechamber have scenes of lovers, and most of the other pictures have to do with female life. Here carefully rendered details (attendants, handmaidens, furniture, glass and silver vessels) provide invaluable information on domestic life. There are also Egyptianizing elements, lotus flowers, sphinxes, and exotic landscapes. On the second column of the right wall is the inscription, in Greek, Seleukos made this, presumably the name of a Greek who was one of the artisans. The vaulted ceiling, in pure white stucco, has reliefs of initiation rites into the mysteries, idyllic landscapes with sacred elements, and combats between fantastic animals. The decorative scheme of the two bedrooms owes its inspiration to the deities Aphrodite and Dionysos. A fragment of geometric mosaic in black and white can be attributed to bedroom D on the basis of a contemporary watercolor.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
  • Berber Zellige decorative tiles inside the Riad of the Kasbah Telouet, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

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