What the Romans Did : Past Squares 7

Not that much has changed over the years, then…..

These mosaics of wealthy Romans enjoying their leisure time are found at the Villa Romana del Casale – a large and elaborate  Roman Villa located about 3 km from the town of Piazza Armerina in Sicily.

The villa has one of the largest and most varied collections of mosaics in the world, covering 3500square metres. Owing to the fact that the area was buried following a flood in medieval times and only uncovered during archaeological excavations in the mid 20th century, the mosaics are extremely well preserved.

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36 comments

  1. How wonderful they survived. Floods can be positive!

  2. Ha! These look so contemporary. Nothing much changes, even the bikini is the same. 😀

  3. Fun and games with the Romans.

  4. Gosh, what a marvellous image, Sue.

  5. Love the title and mosaics are fab 🙂 🙂

  6. Gosh, these could be 21st century beach scenes – how amazing!

  7. And they say that bikinis were invented in the 50s!

  8. They could be at a modern gym or sports event. Lovely to see them. Thanks, Sue.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  9. That must have been something to see in person. I can only imagine it 😀

  10. Who’d a thought they invented not only the bikini but also beach volleyball!

  11. There are similar mosaics in Caernavon Roman Baths. Your post has reminded me of them, I’ll have to look out my pictures from there. You’ve got really good photographs here and don’t the figures look almost real?

  12. Wow! Beach volleyball in Roman times. Fabulous.

  13. Wonderful mosaics. Now some of the beach volleyball players are rejecting the bikini garb (good for them). You don’t see them male players in Speedos!

    janet

  14. What wonderful mosaics, Sue. I can see I need to add this to my to do list!
    One of the earliest known illustrations of a bikini. Just had to look it up to see if it was recognised as dating back that far, seeing as we tend to view it as post-war fashion. And good old Wiki actually showed this mosaic.

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