Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Roman mosaic

Roman mosaic, originally uploaded by CharlesFred.

Ma'arat an-Nu'aman Museum, near Hama, Syria

This museum is based in an old khan of Murad Pasha in the town of Ma'arat an-Nu-aman.

It includes a great collection of mosaics found in the nearby Roman/Byzantine cities, now known as the Dead Cities. There are men who work there who follow you around to stop you from taking photos of the mosaics and his eyes were particularly trained on me.

Many of the mosaics have representations of animals, including one magnificent and large mosaic of a lioness killing a deer...


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