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Lamb of God mosaic from the vault of the presbytery of the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, building began in 527 AD. Photo Nick Thompson

Lamb of God mosaic from the vault of the presbytery of the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, building began in 527 AD.

Fight of gladiators-paegniarii. Part of floor mosaic from the Roman villa. Ca. 250 C.E. Nennig on Mosel (Germany), Roman Villa.

Nennig on Mosel (Germany), Roman Villa, Fight of gladiators-paegniarii, ca. 250 C.

The Wedding of Ariadne, Roman mosaic, 2nd century AD Ariadne is the daughter of King Minos of Crete, She helped Theseus slay the Minotaur while he was on the island and then fled with him when he sailed for home. However, they stopped on the island of Naxos and Theseus promptly abandoned her while she slept. It was here where Dionysos found her and made her his wife. There are many versions of Ariadne’s mythology in addition to this one.  More about Ariadne…

archaicwonder: “ The Wedding of Ariadne, Roman mosaic, century AD Ariadne is the daughter of King Minos of Crete, She helped Theseus slay the Minotaur while he was on the island and then fled with.

Deep rich colours and mosaic used on pillars and in decoration is common of the Ancient Rome period

Uncovered in Pompeii: Mosaics from the House of the Faun, House of the Vetii, Villa of the Mysteries, House of the Tragic Poet and the Naples Archeological Museum

Irene, Byzantine Empress Consort 1118-34, detail from Comnenus mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 12th century

Irene, Byzantine Empress Consort detail from Comnenus mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, century

Capella Palatina. Castel Nuevo. Naples. Italy.

ÁNGEL FLAUTISTA Flutter Angel in a fragmentary fresco possibly by Giotto. Cappella Palatina of the Maschio Angoino, Naples.

Basilica Di S. Vitale, Ravenna, Italy.

Visiting the world famous Ravenna Mosaics. Byzantine church mosaics and floor mosaics in Ravenna.

Santa Maria Maggiore mozaik

Triumphal Arch Mosiacs, Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

Emperor Constantine I presents a representation of the city of Constantinople as tribute to an enthroned Mary and Christ Child in this church mosaic. St Sophia, c. 1000

Emperor Constantine I presents a representation of the city of Constantinople as tribute to an enthroned Mary and Christ Child in this church mosaic. St Sophia, c.

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