(ORDO NEWS) — A mosaic was found in London, which was laid in the resting and dining area of high-ranking officials of the Roman Empire! The area of the artifact is the largest in the last 50 years!
It’s amazing how long no one even suspected such a miracle right in the heart of London!
According to Antonietta Lehrz of the London Museum of Archeology (MOLA), the flowers and geometric patterns of the mosaic, dating from the late 2nd and early 3rd century, are a breathtaking discovery!
The mosaic was discovered about a month ago at a construction site near London Bridge. The excavations were carried out as part of a project to restore space near The Shard skyscraper. It is located opposite the Tower!
The mosaic was made by the famous ancient workshop
The mosaic is eight meters long and will later be taken up for conservation and conservation work. Archaeologists hope the mosaic will eventually be put on public display.
The main panel features large brightly colored flowers surrounded by bands with a twisted rope pattern. Geometric elements and lotus flowers are also visible.
David Neal, an expert on Roman mosaics, noted that the work was probably created in the workshop of the Acanthus group. Interestingly, similar work has been seen in Trier, Germany, suggesting that the London artisans traveled abroad.
Archaeologists believe that the room in which the mosaic was located was a triclinium with dining sofas. The walls were probably also richly decorated.
The dining room itself may have been part of a Roman mansion, effectively an elite motel offering lodging, a dining room, and stables to government officials and messengers.
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