Most Impressive Ancient Mosaics Around The World

Here are some of the most impressive ancient mosaics around the world

A beautiful pebble mosaic from the Palace of Aigai, built during Phillip’s II reign (359-336 BCE)

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The world’s largest ancient mosaic was uncovered in Antakya, Turkey. It covers 9,000 square feet (836 m2) and was made in the late Roman period, 4th century AD

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Dionysos riding on a panther. Floor mosaic. Ca. 120—80 BC. Delos, House of the Masks

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Roman mosaic discovered during the last excavations in Pompeii

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“Tree of Life” mosaic from Hisham’s Palace, built in the 8th century. CE in Jericho by the Umayyad Caliphate

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Sea Creatures Mosaic- National Archaeological Museum, Naples. Originally from the House of the Faun, Pompeii

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The utterly fabulous mosaic showing Theseus fighting the Minotaur from the ‘Villa of Theseus’ (Room 36) at Nea Paphos, Cyprus: ca. Early 4th Century AD.

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Floor Mosaic; from the House of Puquius Procolus- Pompeii– 2nd Century BC

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A large Roman mosaic depicts the Greek legend of Arion, a famous poet of Corinth in Greece. 300 CE, located at the Villa Romana del Casale in Sicily

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Excavated ancient roman mosaic floor at ruined villa (1st Century BC), in the archaeological site of Herculaneum

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