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Pagan cult mosaic found under cathedral – Discovery.com- msnbc.com

03 Feb

 

 

A Roman mosaic floor filled with scenes depicting pagan rites and oriental gods has emerged from the ground of a Catholic church in Italy, archaeologists announced.

The mosaic pavement, which measures 140 square feet and dates to the fourth century A.D., was unearthed at a depth of about 13 feet below the the grounds surface during archaeological investigations in the crypt of the Cathedral of Reggio Emilia, in central-northern Italy.

“The size and design of the mosaic pavement suggest that it formed the floor of a huge room. We believe this was the residence of a wealthy Roman,” Renata Curina, the archaeologist in charge of the dig, told Discovery News.

via Pagan cult mosaic found under cathedral – Discovery.com- msnbc.com.

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