Tue, September 18, 2012
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Roman mosaic found under farmer's field

2012-09-18 09:07:40 GMT2012-09-18 17:07:40(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

The mosaic covers 1,600 square feet (149 square meters) and seems to surround a large bath or pool. (Photo/Agencies)

An overhead view of the mosaic excavation. (Photo/Agencies)

Archaeologists have about 40 percent of the mosaic floor uncovered. They will continue excavating in summer 2013. (Photo/Agencies)

Archaeologists in southern Turkey are excavating an enormous mosaic, the largest of its kind in this region, that once surrounded an ancient Roman bath. (Photo/Agencies)

A giant poolside mosaic featuring intricate geometric patterns has been unearthed in southern Turkey, revealing the far-reaching influence of the Roman Empire at its peak.

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