Villa Romana del Casale – part II

Villa Romana Del Casale is the most richest Roman villa with mosaics. It is decorated nearly everywhere with floor mosaics. And these mosaics are done by very skillful artists.

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It’s good again start AGAIN with map.

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Here on long corridor the wonder of Africa – an elephant – maybe in games. Anyways corridor is full of many different sceneries from animals to gladiators.

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This is also the long wide corridor in the end part of building. Here we can see group of men capturing ox.

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Here the ox itself in wider photo.

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here seems to be a hippopotamus – I guess…

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Here other wild beasts – lions, tigers, maybe bear?

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Here we see mosaics near the main hall and beside big corridor. These figures here have real value. Here you can see women do gymnastics. People believe these mosaics here prove that Roman women had already bikinies…

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More closer photo of woman doing gymnastic – probably they are competing against each others. Maybe figure is not totally natural…

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Here the long corridor again. A real battle scenery where men fight against each others with shields and swords. No – probably they are armed because wild beasts when hunting.

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Here horsemen with shields and weapons. Still hunting? who knows…

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This looks like fight of antelope and lion.

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And totally different scenery. Men with boat rowing on river or sea… and do they have a net for fishing?

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And again rather detailed soldiers or fighters with spears and shields.

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Very nice ornaments – very detailed and exact and colorful.

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But these are very funny – ducks pulling chariots.

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Here pigeons are doing the same.

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From larger picture we see that here the question is racing. Funny characters are racing against each others like in Roman circus with horses.

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On the southern side near corridor there is a room where one can find this nice shrine.

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Hmm…this is odd. Like beats from bible – griffin or what?

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Here is a real exciting mosaic piece. Several beast hunting their pray and men fighting against beats.

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One can see long corridor better – it’s floor is filled with mosaics.

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Nice mosaic of some mythological character like pan.

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Here better seen as a part of bigger picture.

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Also here very nice set of colorful character and ornaments.

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Here rooster chasing boys?

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These creatures seem to play in water – a lake? Is the first one a centaur? hmm. very playful!

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And here more – beasts and fairytale characters playing in water.

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Are these mermaids?

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And here a nice hall on east side of villa – a large room with marvel floor.

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Vow and here we meet a cyclops – maybe in talks with Ulysses.

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A room with very nice ornaments and in the middle lovers in action. Cool!

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And here much more detailed – very nice piece of work!

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And finally we are here in the end.

Villa Romana del Casale – a very nice villa. I heard about this place some ten years ago. It was very nice to visit there and see this myself. A dream come through!

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