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Opus tessellatum mosaic (3rd century); the refers to the mainly vertical rows in the main background behind the animal, where tiles are not also aligned to form horizontal rows.

Ancient Roman Floor - opus tessellatum, the dice are square and all of the same size.

Octavia Cook, Ponytail Opus Tessellatum, 2009


Hercules and the Hydra | creativity and healing: Typhon, Hercules, Nemean Lion, Hydra, Cerberus


Mosaic: Triumph of Neptune and Amphitrite Circa AD 315-325 Found in 1842 in Constantine (ancient Cirta), Algeria


emblema:Records of slavery in Ancient Greece go as far back as Mycenaean Greece. It is certain that Classical Athens had the largest slave population, with as many as 80,000 in the 6th and 5th centuries BC;two to four-fifths of the population were slaves