Ancient mosaic floor unearthed in Alexandria

Ancient Roman mosaic floor has been uncovered by archaeologists in the Moharam Bek district of Alexandria, Egypt.

The uncovered mosaic (by Ahram Online)

The mosaic was discovered during excavations the Hend area in the Moharam Bek district. The mosaic is made in opus spicatum design, typical during the Roman period and used in the construction of the floors of baths and fortresses. Researchers state that it is unique in Egypt but similar mosaics have been found in several areas in Rome, including the Baths of Trajan and Hadrian’s Villa. The area of the find was once home to workshops, and a large number of glass and clay ovens have been uncovered there.

Site of excavation (by Ahram Online)

(after Ahram Online)

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