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Fragment of a Floor Mosaic: Adam and Eve,late 400s-early 500s,early Byzantium, Northern Syria, Byzantine period.This mosaic panel representing the Fall of Adam and Eve once formed part of a much larger mosaic decorating the floor of an early Byzantine church in northern Syria. Here, Adam and Eve are portrayed sharing the forbidden fruit while covering themselves with large leaves. At the top of the panel, a Greek inscription reads, "And they ate and they realized they were naked" (Gen…

Northern Syrian floor mosaic of Adam and Eve eating forbidden fruit, late Inscription Genesis

FIGURE 22 - Mosaïque de L'agneau de Dieu à San Vitale, 6ième siècle, Ravenna

Lamb of God mosaic from the vault of the presbytery of the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, building began in 527 AD.

Ancient mosaic at The Church of the Loaves and Fish

Tabgha mosaic, The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes - stock photo

The Fifth Century Kelenderis Mosaic Showing for the first  time a Lateen or Settee Sail.

The Fifth Century Kelenderis Mosaic Showing a Lateen or Settee Sail. The original city of Kelenderis, located in present-day Aydıncık, used to be known as Gilindire, derived from Kelenderis.

The Sator Square is a word square containing a Latin palindrome featuring the words SATOR AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS written in a square so that they may be read top-to-bottom, bottom-to-top, left-to-right, and right-to-left. The earliest known appearance of the square was found in the ruins of Pompeii which was buried in the ash of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD

SWASTIKA for DUMMIES (excerpts from the book)

La Naissance de la Vierge – Pietro Cavallini (v. 1291)

23 peintures ayant marqué l’histoire de l’art qui représentent toute la douceur de la Vierge Marie

Cavallini, Pietro (Italian, from the Life of Mary ~ Birth of Mary - In the apsis of the Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome.

aquileia basilica - mosaici pavimento basilica Aquileia -Friulia V:G:-Italia

aquileia basilica - mosaici pavimento basilica Aquileia -Friulia V:G:-Italia