Saturday, October 03, 2009

Roman mosaics

And, of course, all this discussion of photography made me look through my photos, and so many I want to share, so here is another.

Conimbriga is the largest excavated Roman site in Portugal, and the mosaics unearthed are the most complete (albeit restored) and impressive that I have ever seen, and having a penchant for Roman mosaics I have seen many.  This one depicts horsemen on a hunt.  My favourite (though much less detailed) is a mosaic of a maze with the minotaur at its centre.

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