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.
Linked toPastSquares at Becky’s here
How wonderful they survived. Floods can be positive!
PS and love your title
Nicked from somewhere!
Great ideas are often borrowed 🙂
Indeed, it was amazing!
Ha! These look so contemporary. Nothing much changes, even the bikini is the same. 😀
Fun and games with the Romans.
Gosh, what a marvellous image, Sue.
Well, it was a nightmare trying to get, a usable image in that light, without it being too noisy
I can imagine. Well done.
Love the title and mosaics are fab 🙂 🙂
Pleased you like my title, Brian!
Gosh, these could be 21st century beach scenes – how amazing!
And they say that bikinis were invented in the 50s!
They could be at a modern gym or sports event. Lovely to see them. Thanks, Sue.
Best wishes, Pete.
I know, it was incredible!
That must have been something to see in person. I can only imagine it 😀
It certainly was, Cee
Who’d a thought they invented not only the bikini but also beach volleyball!
Yep! The past can spring some surprises!
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?
Oh, do search them out, Mari!
Wow! Beach volleyball in Roman times. Fabulous.
It really was quite a place, and so extensive
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!
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.