Archaeologists Uncovered This Massive 1,700-Year-Old Roman Mosaic, And It’s Stunning

Image: Press and Information Office / Archaeology Wiki

In the heat of the Cypriot summer, Dr. Fryni Hadjichristophi is hard at work uncovering the remains of an ancient building. Carefully, she brushes away the dirt to reveal something incredible hidden beneath. And as the earth slowly gives up its secrets, Hadjichristophi and her team are treated to an incredible glimpse of island life from almost two millennia ago.

Image: Dickelbers

On August 9, 2016, members of the press gathered in Akaki, a small town in Cyprus’ Nicosia district sitting 15 miles west of the capital. They had been invited to view the results of an archaeological dig begun more than a year before.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT