Archaeologists uncovered another part of the majestic mosaic at the Roman baths in Plotinopolis, Didymoteicho, northern Greece. 90 square meters out of a total of 140 square meters have been currently uncovered and present the unusual – for the area – theme of sea creatures.
The west side of the central scene depicts sea centaurs, dolphins, Nereids, and the young Evros, son of the king of Thrace Kassandros, emerging from the water. The newly revealed piece shows two sea horses and two cupids, framed by panels decorated with birds and nature patterns. One cupid is holding the sea-horse, while the other appears to be thinking.
The mosaic is made of glass and it is surrounded by tendrils and ivy leaves, a fact that according archaeologists honors Greek god Dionysus. Read more.