’Hippolyte, Amazon in Byzantine mosaic in Urfa.’ Wearing a Phrygian cap, the Amazon Hippolyte is brandishing her sword in a mosaic floor that depicts a hunting scene. The 5/6 th century mosaic can be found in the "Villa of the Amazons", a palatial house, that probably belonged to an important administrator of the Eastern Roman Empire, who lived in Edessa (Urfa).
’Centaur in Byzantine mosaic in Urfa.’ A large mosaic in the ancient town of Edessa shows several scenes from the life of the Greek warrior Achilles. Here we see the wise centaur Chiron who is said to have educated the young Achilles. The 5/6 th century floor mosaic can be found in the "Villa of the Amazons", The remains of the villa were discovered in 2006 near the center of Urfa. Photo Mick Palarczyk.
Roman Mosaic Metal Print by Paul Washington
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Gaza, Maon, Ein Gedi, Jericho The mosaics at Gaza, installed in the 500’s CE, have ‘inhabited scrolls’ of vines surrounding beautifully rendered creatures including a lion and her cub, birds, a zebra, and David taming the animals with his music.
Ancient mosaic in Cyprus. The site is open to the public and photography is permitted.