Thursday, 20 May 2010

Ancient mosaic

see 'Ancient mosaic' at deviantART

This ancient piece of 'mosaic' flooring predates anything similar previously discovered. Not a true mosaic in that it isn't created from separate peices, rather the mosaic effect has been 'applied' after the glaze, whether deliberately by application of extreme heat or by natural erosion is still under fierce debate. The depiction is obscure, probably some kind of deity, but as little is known of the civilisation that created this city now only seeing light due to the rapidly diminishing ice sheets of Greenland, its elucidation will form the subject of much future study.

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