New Apollo mosaic was discovered

Archaeologists discover a mosaic god Apollo over 2000 years old excavation on a hill in Rome. In these mosaics, Apollo is depicted naked and surrounded by devotees. His body simply decorated colorful coat at the shoulder.

"This is an important discovery. Mozaik in perfect condition and comes from the era between 64-109 AD," said Umberto Broccoli, Head of the Department of Culture Government of the City of Rome told reporters as quoted by AFP on Saturday (07/30/2011).

Apollo mosaic was discovered in a wall 16 meters wide and 2 meters high. It is estimated, there is the 8-meter-high wall that is still embedded. The wall was part of the underground galleries of ancient Baths of Trajan, the structure near the palace of Nero, the Domus Aurea.

Apollo mosaics used to decorate the room where the noble Roman galleries gathered to listen to music and discuss art. Mosaic discovered so far are composed of tesserae bronze color. Archaeologists hope to find another mosaic through further excavation.

Apollo is depicted in the mosaic is a symbol of light, the sun, prophecy, truth, healing, art and more. He was the son of Zeus and Leto, is the party responsible for the death of Achilles. Apollo is known as a lover of men and women and have many children.

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