Roman mosaic

Roman mosaic

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Roman mosaic. Part of a third century mosaic of the mythological Greek goddess of the sea, Amphitrite, showing a cupid riding a dolphin. The mosaic is part of the ruins of the ancient city of Bulla Regia, Tunisia. Mosaics are constructed from small coloured cubes of stone and were common in ancient Roman homes of affluent citizens.

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