When you live inside a Roman walled city, such as Astorga, you discover that before a new building can go up great care is taken at the location where the old dwelling has been torn down. Archaelogists must come and assess the site to be sure they first uncover any historical treasure that might exist from hundreds or even thousands of years ago before any new construction can begin. In the case of a particular dilapidated building just around the corner from us on our way to La Verja, one of my favorite coffee shops on San José de Mayo Street, this cautiousness before allowing new construction paid off when the flooring of various rooms of an important Roman house from the first century was uncovered! These mosaic stones were pounded into patterns nearly two thousand years ago!
Mascara de Oceano. Mosaico romano datado en el s.II-III DC y extraido en 1959 en la excavaciones de la plaza de la Corredera, Córdoba. Actualmete se expone en el Alcazar de Cordoba. Ocean mask Roman mosaic dated in the II-III DC and extracted in 1959 in the excavations of the Plaza de la Corredera, Córdoba. Actualmete is exposed in the Alcazar of Cordoba. #mosaico#mosaic#mosaicoromano#romanmosaic#romanart#cordoba#oceano