A stunning Roman mosaic has been uncovered beneath a vineyard in Northern Italy.
The mosaic was first discovered over a century ago, according to a statement released by officials in Negrar di Valpolicella, which is near Verona. Recent excavations, however, have finally brought the mosaic to light, they say.
Once part of a Roman villa that was first discovered over a century ago, the elaborate mosaic has been buried since Roman times. Photos released by officials show that just a small section of the mosaic has been revealed. Significant resources will be needed to make the mosaic fully accessible, they explain.
SINKHOLE IN ROME REVEALS ANCIENT IMPERIAL PAVEMENT
Italy continues to reveal new aspects of its rich Roman history.
A sinkhole that appeared near the famous Pantheon in Rome recently revealed an ancient imperial pavement.
Italian news agency ANSA reports that the seven blocks were found about 8.2 feet below cobblestones in front of the Pantheon. They date back to 27 to 25 B.C., according to the report.
ANCIENT MARBLE HEAD DEPICTING THE GREEK GOD DIONYSUS DISCOVERED IN ROME
Last year, archaeologists in Italy uncovered an ancient marble head that likely represents the Greek god Dionysus.
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Researchers also discovered an ancient fast-food joint in the ruins of Pompeii near Naples. In 2018, experts uncovered a scrawled piece of text on a wall in Pompeii that is rewriting the history of the famous ancient eruption of Mount Vesuvius.