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Archaeologists Uncover a Lavish Marble Floor from Ancient Rome in Southern France

1 month ago   |   By Colossal

Image © Bertrand Houix, Inrap. All images courtesy of Inrap, shared with permission
Developers of an apartment building in Nîmes, France, had to halt construction last month when archaeologists discovered an opulent tiled floor that once blanketed a Roman villa, or domu. Dating back to 1-2 A.D., the checkered design is comprised of marble from multiple empirical provinces that's inlaid into the foundation, a style called opus sectile that was prevalent during ancient times. Spanning multiple feet, the multi-colored pattern is thought to occupy what once was a reception area.
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