Found a Roman mosaic created twenty centuries ago Automatic translate
During the excavation of the ancient Roman city of Castulo, located on the territory of modern Spain, a mosaic painting was found that was created approximately at the end of the first, beginning of the second century AD. The mosaic depicts scenes from the classic myth of the court of Paris.
This discovery is very important, since most of the Roman mosaics found in Andalusia belong to a later period. The image is very realistic, executed with great skill, similar to the works found earlier in North Africa and Sicily. This may indicate a close relationship between the city of Castulo and the Mediterranean.
The hall where the mosaic was discovered had a size of 12 by 12 meters and could belong to a public building, possibly a temple, school or a place for political meetings.
The mosaic was discovered during the implementation of the MMX FORVM project, within the framework of which excavations and restoration of the central part of the Roman city of Castulo are carried out using the technology of scanning underground structures by electromagnetic waves. Castulo played an important role in the Roman Empire, was a battlefield during the Second Punic War. The city is also known as the birthplace of Hannibal’s wife.
The mosaic depicts entire scenes from various myths and allegories of antiquity. In the corners are symbolic images of the four seasons, in the central part there are six medallions with scenes from myths. Between the medallions there are a lion, a lioness and a tigress (animals symbolizing power), a wild boar, a deer and a horse (animals that served as a symbol of the union of the Romans).
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