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Sixth century mosaic unearthed in Italy's Galeata

The geometric polychrome mosaic dating back to the sixth century from the Theodoric era, located in Galeata in Pantano, has finally materialized in all its beauty.

Sixth century mosaic unearthed in Italy's Galeata
Credit: Il Resto del  Carlino
In the light of the sunset the geometric patterns of the octagonal mosaic, in which, as the archaeologist Riccardo Villicich writes, who for years has been following the excavations of the Villa Complex of the Gothic King Theodoric, "you can certainly recognize the style of contemporary Ravenna craftsmen, who worked on the mosaic floors of the Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra and the Palace of Theodoric in Ravenna."

During the recent presentation on the excavation campaign, scholars praised the discovery of this well-preserved mosaic that will soon be displayed in a museum and made available to the public.

Source: Il Resto del  Carlino [June 10, 2018]


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