Humongous Roman mosaic found under farmer's field in Turkey (+video)

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posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by grobi77
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
 

Sure, Hitler only rotated it 45° (I hear, he did it because this way it's more dynamic)
But it didn't seem to bring him fortune


Don't mess with the angle.




posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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wow, and it still has its color. Thats so cool!!!



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 10:36 AM
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Slayer69 I want to thank you for always bringing these ancient relics to ATS.

I don't have much to offer this thread so I can only offer this amazing documentary and its relative material as you may find it as fascinating as I have.

Secrets in plain sight


www.secretsinplainsight.com...

It is all about the placing of ancient, and more modern structures, and how they correlate to ancient beliefs and potential reasons as to why they were built the way they were.



Did ancient architects know the dimensions of the Earth, Moon, and Sun? Were they capable of surveying vast distances with pinpoint precision? Did they encode their advanced understanding in monuments and units of measure? Are the second, foot, mile, nautical mile, and even the meter sacred measures from the distant past? Why do many of the world’s religions encode the same geometry in their most sacred symbols and temples? What does the Kaaba really symbolize? How are Stonhenge and the Dome of the Rock connected? Why do measurements of many disparate phenomena converge on a few specific numbers and ratios?


Thanks again as your contributions have been quite helpful in my own research.

Peace



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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Great pick-up, thanks!!! The 3 symbols (solomons knot / cubics / swastikas) are pretty much always together. Its my understanding the Romans used it to reiterate their creation of an everlasting kingdom.


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Acknowledged my friend - The Nazi party of Germany adopted the symbol

As I am sure you are also aware, the symbol is prevalent in Buddhism as well - primarily as a tantric symbol.

edit on 19-9-2012 by Sublimecraft because: deleted comment covered by grobi77 regarding Hitler rotating the symbol.



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 10:43 AM
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Classic.
I love Monty P.

Life of Brian etc

Brian: Excuse me. Are you the Judean People's Front?
Reg: $#%# off! We're the People's Front of Judea


Thanks for the laugh



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 10:45 AM
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That's pretty damn cool.
I do floors for a living, and I have serious doubts that a floor done today would fare as well after all that time.

Thanks for posting!



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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Several posters have mentioned ties of the Byzatines/Romans, and the church.

Below are the most amazing mosaics I have seen as far as detail, color and significance (map!) but who knows?

Maybe this site in Turkey will be competitive with my finds in the future....


S/F; thanks for sharing the discovery...


In the "holy lands":





198.62.75.1...

--sorry website a bit commercialised--
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posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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Thank you so much for the informative and awesome contributions



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 11:18 AM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
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Whats amazing to me is that the more I see Roman designs and architecture the more I realize they really did have their act together.




Careful now, romans and muslims were enemies, dont want to offend anyone by saying nice things about the romans, now do we?

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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Just an amazing find.Its in unreally spectacular condition too.I often wonder just how many sites like this exist that we DONT know about!



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by JDmOKI
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The mosaic could be Byzantine... right? They were the last "Romans" and held many greek and roman traditions until they were destroyed by the Ottoman Empire. I don't have time to read the article, do the have an assumed date?



Always a possibility. This is why these types of finds are so important.



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by BurningSpearess
Several posters have mentioned ties of the Byzatines/Romans, and the church.

Below are the most amazing mosaics I have seen as far as detail, color and significance (map!) but who knows?

Maybe this site in Turkey will be competitive with my finds in the future....


S/F; thanks for sharing the discovery...


In the "holy lands":





198.62.75.1...

--sorry website a bit commercialised--
edit on 19-9-2012 by BurningSpearess because: (no reason given)


Is that an Arabic zodiac on the floor? That looks like the planet Saturn above the phoenix/Ophiuchus found in the center.

How would they know about the rings of Saturn? But then again the hexagram has long been a symbol of Saturn and we only recently discovered the hexagram storm on Saturn's pole.

Really makes you think about what the ancients knew. I mean the pantheon in Rome used reinforced concrete which was lost and rediscovered long after.



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 12:44 PM
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That is truly amazing!

I can't wait until it's fully uncovered so we can admire all of this gem of a find,

Thanks for posting s+f.



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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Nice Mo's there Slayer!

When I was working in Germany I made it a hobby to go around to see all the Roman mosaics that had been recovered.

My favourite:




This is a link to a high resolution image - which is to big to import into ATS

The site at Bad Kreuznach

Site of close up images of the best part of the mosaic
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posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 01:12 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
Whats amazing to me is that the more I see Roman designs and architecture the more I realize they really did have their act together.



Sure, as long as you didn't mind all that death and dying stuff.




But to your point, I feel the same about the Etruscans that came before them. Breathtaking artistry.



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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I always think the same thing when I see things like this. Well, I think the craftsmanship and beauty are great as well, but what I mean is that I think of how the Roman Empire relates to America now, or any other advanced nation. All of what used to be high technology, extravagant buildings, and other things, lie under the ground unable to be seen unless someone by chance happens upon them.

The current world we live in, with all its modern conveniences, parallels that ancient time perfectly, and I am convinced that one day all of our advances and beauty will also lie under the ground, and will one day be stumbled upon by others.

One cannot say with certainty that advanced civilizations didn't exist 20k or more years ago. The remains of their accomplishments could be very deep in the earth, where we have not found them yet. They wouldn't have been as advanced as we are today, but maybe for their time they were advanced. I am positive that our current perceptions of the history of man are incorrect. And having seen sasquatch up close and personal, I can say that without any shred of doubt. I just wish other people would listen. You just want to shake them sometimes and say "listen to me and all these other people, for God sakes man." But there have also been some discoveries that imply advanced civilizations much earlier than previously thought.



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Holy cow! I sell flooring for a living including ceramic tiles. I am so going to use this to demonstrate how durable ceramic tiles are ! Imagine I can tell my clients that I can give them a floor that will last for centuries.
The floor is beautiful. I wonder what they used for the colors, they are still vivid after 2000 years.



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 03:13 PM
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This italian american girl says. "You're welcome"



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 03:21 PM
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Yeah and I bet they didnt close two out of three bridge crossings over a weekend to do it either. They did this in my city last weekend. One couple arrived at their wedding reception which ran from 6 - 11 at 10 PM, they had an hour before they were asked to leave. The comedian Sinbad was here last weekend and he was stuck for 5 hours trying to cross the water. We need a good Roman to run this city.



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by FriedBabelBroccoli
[Is that an Arabic zodiac on the floor? That looks like the planet Saturn above the phoenix/Ophiuchus found in the center.

How would they know about the rings of Saturn? But then again the hexagram has long been a symbol of Saturn and we only recently discovered the hexagram storm on Saturn's pole.

Really makes you think about what the ancients knew. I mean the pantheon in Rome used reinforced concrete which was lost and rediscovered long after.


I have no idea; I do believe that this floor is from Petra (the ruins and at one point one of the 7 wonders of the world) in Jordan...

It may be the planet Saturn, but to me it looks like an eye, more specifically: ʿayn al-ḥasūd, عين الحسود‎, "the eye of envy"???

I am amazed by the mosaics in Petra, but also, the ones in Madaba, Jordan that create a mosaic map of the holy lands...even at that time depicting places that others only became familiar with because of the mosaic itself...so not just an art form, but a historical teaching tool all in one....





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