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Roman Glass Goblet with Blue Pastilles | 3rd Century AD, 4th Century AD | Price $0.00 | Roman | Glass | Vessels | eTiquities by Phoenix Ancient Art

Mosaic octopus covered in 30 to 40 feet of volcanic ash from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Pompeii is like a time capsule taking you back to the exact day in which this natural disaster took place. Coins were still present on top of carts that carried fresh fruit for sale in the streets on that fateful day. I find this amazing.

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1st century AD Roman mosaic detailing entertainment at games

Mosaic floors, Villa of Silene, Leptis Magna, Liby. The Roman city became prominent in the 4th century BCE. "It nominally remained part of Carthage's dominions until the end of the Third Punic War in 146 BC and then became part of the Roman Republic, although from about 111 BC onward, it was for all intents and purposes an independent city." wiki

A ROMAN MARBLE MOSAIC PANEL Circa 4th-5th Century A.D. The rectangular panel with a complex geometric pattern including two medallions with foliate centers surrounded by wave, with an entwined simple guilloche and solid band as the border, which then encircles the medallions and a central diamond with a checker pattern, the voids filled with chevrons

“In the intoxication of falling, man was prone to believe himself propelled upward.”Hermann Broch, The Death of VergilAnonymous Grave Painting in the Ruins of Pompeii

Lamb of God mosaic from the vault of the presbytery of the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, building began in 527 AD. Photo Nick Thompson

Roman mosaic from Hinton St Mary, Dorset. This mosaic is the earliest depiction of Christ found in Roman Britain and dates from the fourth century AD. The figure of Christ is flanked by two pomegranates and lies on the chi-rho symbol.