05 March 2011

Venta


Keeping with the Roman theme from yesterday's post, the mosaic here is in the City Museum, it was excavated from a Roman villa in the late 1960s in Sparsholt, a rural area to the west of Winchester. The mosaic had been protected by a metre of soil and rubble and the only damage was a hole made by a tree root (to the right of the photo).

8 comments:

  1. A beautiful pattern...a great piece of art!

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  2. Yes, it's amazing that it remained intact like this

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  3. AMAZING that it was so well preserved! What a cool, interesting piece of ancient history!

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  4. Wow. It's beautiful. Hard to believe it didn't get more damage over the years.

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  5. Beautiful. Thanks for Sharing the pictures!

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