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Making-Mosaics E-zine, Issue #007
September 06, 2011

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Issue number 007, September 2011

It 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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You can use the shopping cart's "Invoice Me" feature. This feature enables you to make your entire selection but without having to pay now.

In step 2 of the check process use the "Additional Information" section to let me know your concerns or questions and click on the "Invoice Me" radio button in the bottom.

I will then receive your order and answer your questions. If you are happy with everything I will then Invoice you the total amount.

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Mosaic News

Excavations 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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