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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Tiger in a Roman Villa

Villa Romana del Casale near Piazza Armerina, Sicily ~
April 28, 2004
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Here a tiger strides through one of the rooms in the Villa Romana del Casale. Visitors tread on raised walkways under the watchful eye of a guide. All of the floors were covered in a thin layer of mud on the day we visited, so I imagine the colors of all of the mosaics are actually brighter than you see here. I've also posted a few photos of this Roman ruin on my Tapirgal's Daily Image blog.

This blog is sponsored by Tapir and Friends Animal Store.

4 comments:

Francisca said...

Oh wow, isn't that special! You know how much I like mosaics!

Dina said...

Wowee!
Is the man walking the tiger? He really has a harness?
Strange!

JM said...

WOW! What a gorgeous mosaic!

Margie said...

Interesting culture. It would be cool if we still see men walking their pet tigers in the streets today.

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