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See 14 Intricate Mosaic Works From Times Past

 In days of antiquity, mosaics could be found in almost every place where a large crowd of people - bathhouses, religious buildings, public buildings, and so on - gathered. To this day, more and more mosaics that have been lost after thousands of years are being discovered all over the world. It’s hard to believe that these great works were made by man, especially when you consider the periods from which they came when they didn’t have the technology that we have today. You are invited to enjoy 14 amazing and ancient mosaic pieces that have been preserved for centuries and thousands of years, showing a little of the culture and art of our history.

 
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1. The Greek Gods Neptune and Amphitrite (1st century AD)

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2. The Zodiac in the Beit Alfa synagogue (6th century AD)

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3. Roman geometric mosaic (1st century AD)

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4. Menorah mosaic discovered in Tunis (c. 500 AD)

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5. "Beware of the Dog" - a mosaic that was commonly found in Roman villa entrances

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6. Mosaic on the ceiling of the Tomb of Hafez in Iran (1615)

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7. Portrait of Bacchus, Roman god of wine (3rd century BC)

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8. Jerusalem on the map of Madaba in Jordan (between the 6th and 7th BC)

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9. Dionysus fighting with the Indians (4th century AD)

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10. Mosaic on the floor of Khirbet al-Fajr in Jericho (c. 8th century BC)

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11. A Griffin discovered in the historical city of Sikyon in Greece (4th century BC)

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12. Mosaic from the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy, depicting fish in local waters (AD 79)

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13. Lod mosaic discovered in Lod, Israel in 1996 (4th century BC)

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14. A mosaic from the side hall of the bathhouse Khirbat al-Mafjar (c. 8th century BC)

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image source: Radomil, Pentocelo~commonswiki, Butko
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