Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ostia Antica near Rome, Neptune mosaic in the public bath

Ostia Antica was the harbour of the City of Rome from at least the 4th century BC up to the 4th century AD. It fell into decay due to a drop in the level of the Mediterranean and due to silling of the harbour.

In its best days up to 75,000 inhabitants lived there. Nowadays it is a major archaeological site. The mosaic of Neptune is part of the floor of the public bath and dates from the 2nd century AD.

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