Mosaics from the Villa of the Nile, near Leptis Magna

From this educational site. Just a few images from a  villa outside Leptis Magna, the second depicting the Nile in flood. All but the lion hunting scene date tro the second century AD.

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This last one is from the fourth century and depicts a lion hunting scene, a pastime of Libyan nobility.

A cropped detail of a fisherman from one mosaic.

Images Marco Prins.

One response to “Mosaics from the Villa of the Nile, near Leptis Magna

  1. At Palestrina (near Rome), there is also this large and beautiful 2nd century mosaic of the Nile, mapping the area from Ethiopia to the Mediterranean.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nile_mosaic_of_Palestrina

    or search images with google using the keywords “mosaico nilotico palestrina”. The best resolution (partial) image I found is here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/NileMosaicOfPalestrina.jpg

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