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Making-Mosaics E-zine, Issue #007
September 06, 2011
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Issue number 007, September 2011It is incredible how time flies! Summer is almost over, I hope you all had time to enjoy it!
I added more tiles in my shop section, still all handmade! The new section include micro tiles, you can have a look here: Micro Ceramic Tiles
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Mosaic NewsExcavations in the bowels of an ancient Roman hill have revealed a well-preserved wall mosaic dating back to the first century. The mosaic contains, among other things, an almost nude, except for a colorful mantle over the shoulder, figure of Apollo.
The mosaic wall is said to be 16 meters (53 feet) wide and at least 2 meters (6.6 feet) high, and officials think the wall can go down some 8 meters (26.5 feet) more.
The parts of the mosaic uncovered so far are made with various shades of bronze-colored tesserae and show columns, Apollo and one of the muses.
A series of unique frescoes have already been found in the cellar space, including a cityscape and a group of men pressing grapes to make wine.
Archaeologists say the wall appears to be in a tunnel built to help support Trajan's Baths, named for the emperor who ruled from 98 till 117. The mosaic, which also depicts a Muse, apparently embellished a room where wealthy Romans gathered to hear music and discuss art.
Details and pictures are available in this article.
Well that is it for now. I hope you are taking pictures of your newly created mosaics! I will be giving away more tiles soon to a lucky person who uploaded their mosaics in the Gallery page!
Thanks and have a great end of summer!
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