Lunar phases, 3rd century Roman mosaic

Lunar phases, 3rd century Roman mosaic

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lunar phases, 3rd century Roman mosaic. A third century AD mosaic from Tusculum, a major ancient Roman city in the Latium region of Italy. Athena (Minerva), goddess of war, can be seen (middle) with the phases of the moon surrounding her. This mosaic is held in the Vatican Museums, Italy.

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