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Roman Mosaics

Below is an illustrated index of the 7 Roman Mosaics profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.

  • Antakya Archaeological Museum
    Antioch, Turkey
    Built in 1938, this large museum displays Antioch's magnificent Roman mosaics as well as other important archaeological finds from Hittite to Byzantine times.
  • Museum of Ancient Arles
    Arles, France
    This excellent modern museum has a huge collection of Roman sarcophagi, 4th-century Christian sarcophagi, and other artifacts up to the 6th century.
  • Musée Rolin
    Autun, France
    Housed in a Renaissance mansion, this museum displays Gallo-Roman and Romanesque artifacts and religious art. Most notable is Gislebertus' sensual Temptation of Eve, rescued from the cathedral's north door.
  • Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn
    Bonn, Germany
    Reopened in 2003, this museum's collection includes a wondrous variety of religious treasures from the Rhineland, including Germanic, Roman, Christian (Late Antiquity to Renaissance) and Jewish art.
  • Roman-Germanic Museum
    Cologne, Germany
    This museum next to the cathedral displays vast collection of Roman artifacts from Cologne and the surrounding area, including the remarkably well-preserved Dionysus Mosaic.
  • Archaeological Site
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Excavations beneath Geneva's cathedral have revealed Roman mosaics, several Early Christian churches and a medieval crypt. A catwalk leads visitors through the ancient ruins.
  • Mosaic Museum
    Istanbul, Turkey
    A museum centered around the mosaic floor of Constantine's Great Palace discovered in 1933, which features images of hunting and the Four Seasons.