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The mosaics that once decorated Zeugma's elite residences often depicted mythological scenes such as the story of Antiope and the satyr (top), the nymph Galatea (middle), and the muses (above). The choice of topic was not only decorative, but was also informed by the homeowners' level of learning and idea of how they wished to be regarded by their guests.

The mosaics that once decorated Zeugma's elite residences often depicted mythological scenes (top), the nymph Galatea (bottom). (photo by Matthew Brunwasser)

Murmillo vs Thracian on Zliten mosaic - Zliten — Wikipédia

Zliten Mosaic of Murmillo vs.) Roman floor mosaic, Zliten, Libya, on display at The Archaeological Museum of Tripoli

Charioteer named Polydus, Roman mosaic, 3rd century AD, (Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Trier).

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Roman mosaic century CE) from a building that stood near the imperial baths in Trier. It depicts the charioteer Polydus holding the winner's laurels and his four-horse chariot called "Compressor". On display at Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier (Germany)

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Part of Villa Dar Buc Ammera, Libya, Roman era mosaic of the four seasons

Mosaic de la Casa de Liber Pater, Museu de Sàbrata | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Mosaic from the House of Liber Pater, Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne, Roman Museum of Sabratha, Libya. Picture by Sebastià Giralt.

Nereid Mosaic (late 2nd or early 3rd century AD), El Jem Museum - A graceful nymph supported by a seahorse, rides the waves accompanied by two dolphins. — em El Jem Museum, Tunisia.

Nereid Mosaic (late or early century AD), El Jem Museum - A graceful nymph supported by a seahorse, rides the waves accompanied by two dolphins.

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