Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018
MONASTERACE (REGGIO CALABRIA)

Hellenistic mosaic found in southern Italy

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(ANSA) - Monasterace (Reggio Calabria), September 20 - A
large mosaic, likely of ancient Greek origins, has been
discovered in the southern Italian town of Monasterace.
The discovery was announced Thursday by Mayor Maria Carmela
Lanzetta.
The polychrome mosaic, said to be well-preserved, measures
25 square meters and covers the entire floor of a room in a
thermal bath.
According to archaeologist Francesco Cuteri, who made the
discovery, the mosaic is the largest found in southern Italy and
dates from the Hellenistic period, which ran from about 323 BC
to about 146 BC.

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