Piazza Armerina

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Piazza Armerina

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Villa Romana del Casale

In early times floors became an important ornamental element in architecture. Mosaics, colored and glazed tiles, marbles of different colors, and inlaid wood have been used throughout history to create designs. Among famous examples of ornamental flooring are the mosaic pavements found in the ruins of a Roman villa near Piazza Armerina, Sicily. The mosaics, set around AD 300, cover an area of 3500 sq m (4200 sq yd) and are outstanding for their range of colors and their vigorous style.

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remains of the Roman baths

 

 

 

the floor of the baths are held above the hot air chamber by a pile of bricks

 

a portion of the floor of the baths

 

Latrine with animal figures on the floor mosaic

Photos of Mosaics

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Gallery of Big Hunting

 

images of people on the mosaic floor

 

 

nautical mosaic scenes on the floor next to the shrine of Eros

 

date palm on the villa grounds


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