Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Rare Roman horse race mosaic found in Cyprus

Scenes from a chariot race are depicted in a rare Roman mosaic found in rural Cyprus. Dating from the 4th Century AD, it lies in Akaki, a village not far from Nicosia. Only nine similar mosaics - showing a hippodrome race - have been found at ancient Roman sites. The ornate 26-metre-long (85ft) mosaic was probably part of a wealthy man's villa.