Detail of Spectacular Mosaic in Old Baptistery of Church
Detail of the spectacular mosaic in the Old Baptistery of the church, which a Greek inscription dates to August 531 AD. It was protected under a plainer mosaic from 597 until 1976. It depicts animals, farmers and hunters in four tableaux surrounded by geometric decoration. Here a boy looks after a zebra and a creature that is either a spotted camel or creatively-imagined giraffe.