Archaeologists Uncover 1,700-year-old Roman Villa With Stunning Mosaics in Libya

Most beautiful mosaic in Ptolemaic house shows a sleeping Ariadne with her future husband, the god Dionysus; coins from lamps workshop also found.

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Fresco in 1,700-year-old Roman villa in Ptolemais: Photo shows ruins of plastered wall in Ptolemais, on which a picture was painted, and framed with ocher and brick-red painted rectangles. In the foreground we see the edge of an elaborate mosaic.
Fresco in 1,700-year-old roman villa in PtolemaisCredit: Miron Bogacki
Mosaics depicting Dionysus and a sleeping Ariadne discovered in PtolemaisCredit: Miron Bogacki
Ruins of Ptolemais.Credit: Miron Bogacki
The villa were decorated with colorful frescos, imitating different marble revetments with geometric designs.Credit: Miron Bogacki
Stone sculpture of male figure depicted in armour reminiscent of the Hellenistic linothorax type, worn, i.a., by Alexander the Great.Credit: Miron Bogacki
Ptolemais. Credit: Miron Bogacki

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