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roman Villa of Casale
28-APR-2008 marie-josée wolff

roman Villa of Casale

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The mosaics of the Villa Romana at Casale near Piazza Armerina in Sicily are the largest collection of late Roman mosaics in the world and are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The large villa rustica, which was probably owned by Emperor Maximian, was largely built in the early 4th century. The mosaics were covered and protected by a landslide in the 12th century for 700 years. The most important pieces are the Circus Scene, the 64 m long Great Hunting Scene, the Little Hunt, the Labours of Hercules and the famous Bikini Girls, showing girls in modern-looking bikinis. The peristyle, the imperial apartements and the thermae were also decorated with ornamental and mythological mosaics.

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zyziza16-May-2008 14:31
very modern woman!!! V
Simon Chandler16-May-2008 06:34
Beautiful image. v
Paco López16-May-2008 06:15
Bonito detalle!! V!
Chad Ramsey16-May-2008 03:12
Beautiful capture of this historic art~V
globalgadabout16-May-2008 01:50
superb image from this fascinating place...the mosaics at Piazza Armerina kept me fascinated for an entire afternoon...good work Marie-Josee...V
CIS15-May-2008 22:59
It's magnificent....thank you for all the info too, Marie!!!
laine8215-May-2008 22:42
A captivating piece of history.
carabias15-May-2008 22:21
Bellísima captura, Marie Jose » grandes artistas había hace 2000 años. "V"
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