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Mosaic Discovery In Turkey Demonstrates Cultural Influence Of Roman Empire
2012-09-18 08:57:09

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An archaeological team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has unearthed a massive Roman mosaic in southern Turkey in what is being described as the largest mosaic of its type ever found in a region that was heavily influenced by the Roman Empire during the third and fourth centuries. Professor Michael Hoff, of UNL, director of the excavation, said “Its size signals, in no small part, that the outward signs of the empire...


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