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A detail of one of the mosaics in the amazing Villa Romana del Casale. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was built by an unknown person in the 4th century C.E., probably a government official. It was apparently a hunting lodge, given that most of the mosaics depict scenes from hunting or from mythology. The mosaics lay covered in mud for centuries, which preserved them. They were rediscovered in the 20th century and restored in the 1960s with funds from the Marshall Plan. They are the most extensive and best-preserved collection of Roman mosaics in the world. In this scene, men are leading an animal onto a boat. #mosaics #romanmosaics #sicily #italy #villaromanadelcasale #unesco #unescoworldheritage #unescoworldheritagesite

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