• Hunters hunting. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters hunting. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters hunting a boar. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters hunting a boar. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Deer being hunted. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter with dogs. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter with dogs. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters hunting. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters hunting. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters hunting. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters hunting. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters Hunting. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters making an offering at an altar. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wild Boar being hunted. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wild Boar being hunted. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters looking for birds. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters looking for birds. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter with a hare. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters carrying a dead wild boar. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters with a wild boar. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters hunting. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters Hunting. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters making an offering at an altar. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunter with a hare. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hunters carrying a dead wild boar. Roman mosaic floor of the Room of The Small Hunt, no 25 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Roma children's chariot race from The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roma children's chariot race from The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Detail of a Roman Mosaic from the Room of The Fishing Cupids, room 24, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Ox man being diciplined from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  at the Villa Romana del Casale,  first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roma children's chariot race from The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roma children's chariot race from The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale,  circa the 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, 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,  first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Detail of a Roman Mosaic from the Room of The Fishing Cupids, room 24, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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,  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,  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,  first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Cupids & dolphin Roman mosaic, room 24, at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily ,  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 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Fishermen Roman mosaic, room 24, at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily ,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • An captured Ostich from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  at the Villa Romana del Casale,  first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • An captured Ostich from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  at the Villa Romana del Casale,  first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Detail of a Roman Mosaic from the Room of The Fishing Cupids, room 24, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Ox man being diciplined from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  at the Villa Romana del Casale,  first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roma children's chariot race from The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale,  circa the first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Roma children's chariot race from The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41 - Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale,  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,  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,  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,  first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Detail of a Roman Mosaic from the Room of The Fishing Cupids, room 24, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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.
  • Mosaic detail fron 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,  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,  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,  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,  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.
  • Bulls pulling a wagon from the Ambulatory of The Great Hunt, room no 28,  at the Villa Romana del Casale,  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.
  • Cupids & dolphin Roman mosaic, room 24, at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily ,  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 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,
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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 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 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 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 />
<br />
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 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 />
<br />
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 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 />
<br />
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 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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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, 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, 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 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 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 />
<br />
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 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 detail 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 />
<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 />
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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 mosaics - Seasons  Mosaic. Telete Villa.  2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.<br />
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Seasons mosaic Telete, was unearthed during the rescue excavations y Gaziantep Museum in 1994 when it was about to be stolen by the traffickers. It is the floor mosaic of a villa terrace located on the western skins of Zeugma hill <br />
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The pane% consists of nine parts. At the central panel, Eros, who Is a mythological character and who has a crown on his head, sits side by side with Telete, the daughter of Dionysus. This representation symbolises the preparation of a young woman who is just about to taste the love and to become mature. There are busts of seasonal gods In the square panels at the corners. The crowned head of the Spring Goddess Ear Is slightly towards right. She wears a floral necklace. Her righr shoulder is naked and the crimps of her cloak are seen on her left shoulder. There is the bust of the river god on the top-right of the Telete panel. A kid lying on the grass and a bucket are pictured in the lower rectangular panel. In the western-side rectangular panel, on the other hand, there are four fish going in and out of a game basket. There is a rabbit figure within the rectangular panel on the right. Mythical narrations and natural life are intertwined in this mosaic.
  • Roman mosaics - Seasons  Mosaic. Telete Villa.  2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.  Against a white background.<br />
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Seasons mosaic Telete, was unearthed during the rescue excavations y Gaziantep Museum in 1994 when it was about to be stolen by the traffickers. It is the floor mosaic of a villa terrace located on the western skins of Zeugma hill <br />
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The pane% consists of nine parts. At the central panel, Eros, who Is a mythological character and who has a crown on his head, sits side by side with Telete, the daughter of Dionysus. This representation symbolises the preparation of a young woman who is just about to taste the love and to become mature. There are busts of seasonal gods In the square panels at the corners. The crowned head of the Spring Goddess Ear Is slightly towards right. She wears a floral necklace. Her righr shoulder is naked and the crimps of her cloak are seen on her left shoulder. There is the bust of the river god on the top-right of the Telete panel. A kid lying on the grass and a bucket are pictured in the lower rectangular panel. In the western-side rectangular panel, on the other hand, there are four fish going in and out of a game basket. There is a rabbit figure within the rectangular panel on the right. Mythical narrations and natural life are intertwined in this mosaic.
  • Roman mosaics - Seasons  Mosaic. Telete Villa.  2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Seasons mosaic Telete, was unearthed during the rescue excavations y Gaziantep Museum in 1994 when it was about to be stolen by the traffickers. It is the floor mosaic of a villa terrace located on the western skins of Zeugma hill <br />
<br />
The pane% consists of nine parts. At the central panel, Eros, who Is a mythological character and who has a crown on his head, sits side by side with Telete, the daughter of Dionysus. This representation symbolises the preparation of a young woman who is just about to taste the love and to become mature. There are busts of seasonal gods In the square panels at the corners. The crowned head of the Spring Goddess Ear Is slightly towards right. She wears a floral necklace. Her righr shoulder is naked and the crimps of her cloak are seen on her left shoulder. There is the bust of the river god on the top-right of the Telete panel. A kid lying on the grass and a bucket are pictured in the lower rectangular panel. In the western-side rectangular panel, on the other hand, there are four fish going in and out of a game basket. There is a rabbit figure within the rectangular panel on the right. Mythical narrations and natural life are intertwined in this mosaic.
  • Roman mosaics - Seasons  Mosaic. Telete Villa.  2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.   Against an art background.<br />
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Seasons mosaic Telete, was unearthed during the rescue excavations y Gaziantep Museum in 1994 when it was about to be stolen by the traffickers. It is the floor mosaic of a villa terrace located on the western skins of Zeugma hill <br />
<br />
The pane% consists of nine parts. At the central panel, Eros, who Is a mythological character and who has a crown on his head, sits side by side with Telete, the daughter of Dionysus. This representation symbolises the preparation of a young woman who is just about to taste the love and to become mature. There are busts of seasonal gods In the square panels at the corners. The crowned head of the Spring Goddess Ear Is slightly towards right. She wears a floral necklace. Her righr shoulder is naked and the crimps of her cloak are seen on her left shoulder. There is the bust of the river god on the top-right of the Telete panel. A kid lying on the grass and a bucket are pictured in the lower rectangular panel. In the western-side rectangular panel, on the other hand, there are four fish going in and out of a game basket. There is a rabbit figure within the rectangular panel on the right. Mythical narrations and natural life are intertwined in this mosaic.
  • Roman mosaics - Seasons  Mosaic. Telete Villa.  2nd - 3rd century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.<br />
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Seasons mosaic Telete, was unearthed during the rescue excavations y Gaziantep Museum in 1994 when it was about to be stolen by the traffickers. It is the floor mosaic of a villa terrace located on the western skins of Zeugma hill <br />
<br />
The pane% consists of nine parts. At the central panel, Eros, who Is a mythological character and who has a crown on his head, sits side by side with Telete, the daughter of Dionysus. This representation symbolises the preparation of a young woman who is just about to taste the love and to become mature. There are busts of seasonal gods In the square panels at the corners. The crowned head of the Spring Goddess Ear Is slightly towards right. She wears a floral necklace. Her righr shoulder is naked and the crimps of her cloak are seen on her left shoulder. There is the bust of the river god on the top-right of the Telete panel. A kid lying on the grass and a bucket are pictured in the lower rectangular panel. In the western-side rectangular panel, on the other hand, there are four fish going in and out of a game basket. There is a rabbit figure within the rectangular panel on the right. Mythical narrations and natural life are intertwined in this mosaic.
  • 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 />
<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 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 - 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 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.<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 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 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 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 />
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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 Oc
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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 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.<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 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 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 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 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 grey 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. 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 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 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.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Endymion sleeping while Selene, the moon goddess, admires him, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus House in Jilani Guirat area. End of 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from mythology, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus House in Jilani Guirat area. End of 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.<br />
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Detail from a mosaic which depicts Polyphene playing a lyre to charm Galate ; Dionysus drunk ; Alpheus attacking the nymph Arethusa
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from mythology, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus House in Jilani Guirat area. End of 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background<br />
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Detail from a mosaic which depicts Polyphene playing a lyre to charm Galate ; Dionysus drunk ; Alpheus attacking the nymph Arethusa
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Orpheus, god of music, playing his lyre,  from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Bir Zid area. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting  a bird charmed by  music being played by Orpheus, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Bir Zid area. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting  a bird charmed by  music being played by Orpheus, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Bir Zid area. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Orpheus, god of music, playing his lyre surrounded by animals charmed by his music, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Bir Zid area. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Orpheus, god of music, playing his lyre,  from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Bir Zid area. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Orpheus, god of music, playing his lyre,  from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Bir Zid area. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Orpheus, god of music, playing his lyre,  from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Bir Zid area. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from the Life of Dionysus, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, House of Silenus. Late 2nd to early 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.<br />
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In the central panel of this Roman mosaic Dionysus is being crowned whilst his teacher, Silenus, is being carried towards a donkey.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from the Life of Dionysus, In this mosic medallion Sienus is carrying a lyre, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, House of Silenus. Late 2nd to early 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.<br />
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In this mosic medallion Sienus is carrying a lyre
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from the Life of Dionysus, In this mosic medallion Sienus is carrying a lyre, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, House of Silenus. Late 2nd to early 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.<br />
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In this mosic medallion Sienus is carrying a lyre
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from the Life of Dionysus, a scene with Ichthyocentaurs, fish tailed centaurs and Nereids, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, House of Silenus. Late 2nd to early 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from the Life of Dionysus, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, House of Silenus. Late 2nd to early 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background<br />
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In the central panel of this Roman mosaic the  teacher of Dionysus, Silenus, is being carried towards a donkey.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from the Life of Dionysus, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, House of Silenus. Late 2nd to early 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.<br />
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In the central panel of this Roman mosaic the  teacher of Dionysus, Silenus, is being carried towards a donkey.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from the Life of Dionysus, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, House of Silenus. Late 2nd to early 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background<br />
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In the central panel of this Roman mosaic the  teacher of Dionysus, Silenus, is being carried towards a donkey.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from the Life of Dionysus, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, House of Silenus. Late 2nd to early 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background<br />
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In the central panel of this Roman mosaic the  teacher of Dionysus, Silenus, is being carried towards a donkey.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from the Life of Dionysus, a scene with Ichthyocentaurs, fish tailed centaurs and Nereids, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, House of Silenus. Late 2nd to early 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from the Life of Dionysus, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, House of Silenus. Late 2nd to early 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.<br />
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In the central panel of this Roman mosaic the  teacher of Dionysus, Silenus, is being carried towards a donkey.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from the Life of Dionysus, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, House of Silenus. Late 2nd to early 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background<br />
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In the central panel of this Roman mosaic the  teacher of Dionysus, Silenus, is being carried towards a donkey.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from the Life of Dionysus, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, House of Silenus. Late 2nd to early 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background<br />
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In the central panel of this Roman mosaic the  teacher of Dionysus, Silenus, is being carried towards a donkey.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a Nile scene with birds and pigmies, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Bir Zid area. 2nd century AD, . El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the cupid owner of a cockerell at a cock fight, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd half of the 2nd century AD, House of Tertulla. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the cupid owner of a cockerell at a cock fight, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd half of the 2nd century AD, House of Tertulla. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting  a Bacchante, follower of Bacchus, and a Satyr, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD House of Tertulla. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Dionysus drunk being transported on a chariot pulled by a centaur, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD House of Tertulla. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Dionysus drunk being transported on a chariot pulled by a centaur, they are followed by a Bacchante, follower of Bacchus, and a Satyr, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD House of Tertulla. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a fish in a medallion, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a Satyr persuing Bacchante, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End of 2nd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a Satyr persuing Bacchante, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End of 2nd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a Satyr persuing Bacchante, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End of 2nd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a Satyr persuing Bacchante, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End of 2nd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from mythology, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End of 2nd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background<br />
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This Roman mosaic depicts Aurore enticing Cephane, Apollo enticing Cyrene and Apollo persuing Daphne
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from mythology, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End of 2nd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background<br />
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This Roman mosaic depicts Aurore enticing Cephane, Apollo enticing Cyrene and Apollo persuing Daphne
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from mythology, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End of 2nd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.<br />
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This Roman mosaic depicts Aurore enticing Cephane, Apollo enticing Cyrene and Apollo persuing Daphne
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from mythology, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End of 2nd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.<br />
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This Roman mosaic depicts Aurore enticing Cephane, Apollo enticing Cyrene and Apollo persuing Daphne
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting scenes from mythology, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End of 2nd century AD, House in Jiliani Guirat area. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.<br />
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This Roman mosaic depicts Aurore enticing Cephane, Apollo enticing Cyrene and Apollo persuing Daphne
  • Picture of a Dionysiac Roman mosaics design depicting a panther in front of a wine crater, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting animals killing people in an ampitheatre, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End of 2nd century AD, Sollertiana Domus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting animals killing people in an ampitheatre, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End of 2nd century AD, Sollertiana Domus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting animals killing people in an ampitheatre, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End of 2nd century AD, Sollertiana Domus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting animals killing people in an ampitheatre, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End of 2nd century AD, Sollertiana Domus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Abduction of Ganymede, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End od 2nd century AD, Sollertiana Domus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Abduction of Ganymede, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End od 2nd century AD, Sollertiana Domus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Abduction of Ganymede, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End od 2nd century AD, Sollertiana Domus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Abduction of Ganymede, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End od 2nd century AD, Sollertiana Domus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Abduction of Ganymede, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End od 2nd century AD, Sollertiana Domus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Abduction of Ganymede, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End od 2nd century AD, Sollertiana Domus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Abduction of Ganymede, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. End od 2nd century AD, Sollertiana Domus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Close up picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a Nymph lying on a sea horse , from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Dolphins. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a Nymph lying on a sea horse with two dolphins, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Dolphins. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a Nymph lying on a sea horse with two dolphins, 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 Roman mosaics design depicting a Nymph lying on a sea horse with two dolphins, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Dolphins. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics design depicting the Four Seasons, from the Maison de la Procession Dionysiaque, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting one of the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting one of the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Sileuns and two of the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Sileuns and two of the Four Seasons, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting cupids picking grapes, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Dolphins. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting  panthers, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Dolphins. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting  panthers, 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 an art background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting an owl, symbol of victory over envy. On either side of the Owl are symbols of Telegenii an North African Roman association. 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 an owl, symbol of victory over envy. On either side of the Owl are symbols of Telegenii an North African Roman association. From the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting an owl, symbol of victory over envy. On either side of the Owl are symbols of Telegenii an North African Roman association. From the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting an owl, symbol of victory over envy. On either side of the Owl are symbols of Telegenii an North African Roman association. From the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Silenus and fishing cupids, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Silenus and fishing cupids, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Silenus and fishing cupids, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Silenus and fishing cupids, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.

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