Other more frequent reliefs show merchant ships carrying barrels of wine and other commodities (e.g. Italy. I’m always blown away by the amount of work/care/patience/attention that must go into these creations. The "official" portrait of an emperor was made at the time of the proclamation by the Senate and Gordian III was only 13 when this occurred in 238.

https://www.alamy.com/roman-mosaics-close-up-of-the-wedding-of-dionysus-mosaic-dionysus-villa-ancient-zeugama-2nd-century-ad-zeugma-mosaic-museum-gaziantep-turkey-image243492220.html. Severinius was a veteran of Legio XXX Ulpiae Victrix, a legion established by Emperor Trajan in 105 for the conquest of Dacia which was relocated to Xanten in 122. House of Dionysos, Paphos Archaeological Park, Cyprus: Hunting scene mosaic depicting a tiger running. German school. ~James, Fascinating! The Römisch-Germanisches Museum, which opened in 1974, is near the Cologne Cathedral on the site of a 3rd-century villa. Amazing. Tiles and mosaics have to be right up there.

Maybe someone out there with more info will chime in on this, because I’d like to know more about it. Digging bomb shelters sounds miserable and can’t be happy work. You’re the second person that’s mentioned it, so we’ve moved it up on our list.

The mosaics are fantastic. Okeanos Villa, Ancient Zeugama, 2nd - 3rd century AD . ~James. Mosaic of Dionysus The museum is also a small archaeological area because it preserves in its original location a large floor mosaic with images related to Dionysus/Bacchus. ( Log Out /  The original Eau de Cologne | © Franklin Heijnen/Flickr.

https://www.alamy.com/roman-mosaics-bust-of-dionysus-mosaic-house-of-oceanos-ancient-zeugama-2nd-3rd-century-ad-zeugma-mosaic-museum-gaziantep-turkey-image243492553.html, Roman Floor Mosaic, Dionysus Mosaic, Roman-Germanic Museum, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, https://www.alamy.com/roman-floor-mosaic-dionysus-mosaic-roman-germanic-museum-cologne-north-rhine-westphalia-germany-image230038630.html, 'Dionysus riding a lion' mosaic, El Djem Archeological Museum, El Djem, Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-dionysus-riding-a-lion-mosaic-el-djem-archeological-museum-el-djem-27988340.html, Roman Dionysus mosaic from the house of Oceanos, Zeugma archaeological site. Check out Our Story for more of the backstory at gallivance.net. Or perhaps there is some other allusion. I can only imagine how amazing this mosaic is if they built a museum around it. Against a black background. Maybe the mosaic maker sent a drawing of these birds to a friend in Sicily. On the night of 18 January 2007, the storm Kyrill blew a sheet of plywood through the glass front of the museum right onto the Dionysus mosaic. The Römisch-Germanisches Museum, which opened in 1974, is near the Cologne Cathedral on the site of a 3rd-century villa. In this respect the museum is an archaeological site. He is accompanied by Acoetes, the helmsman and his tutor Silenus, right. The parakeets appear to be pulling a cart with gardening or haymaking implements — a rake and a scythe. I hope the workmen felt a bit of pride for their grueling labors Vilma. Telete Villa. On the floor of the main room of the villa is the renowned Dionysus mosaic. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey. Roman-Germanic Museum. The Roman-Germanic Museum was unknown to me as well before my trip to Cologne. Mass producing the small tiles would be a huge task in itself. Wonder what artworks made for walking on will still be around in thousands of years time? Mosaic with emblema of Dionysus and Satyrs surrounded by a crown of laurel (Laurus nobilis). Copyright complaints  ~   Panther with Dionysus symbol. Well if you were on the bridge, you were really close to the museum. ~James. The shepherd god Pan was often associated with Dionysus and he was portrayed in the best preserved relief. I searched online for some connection, but was unsuccessful. Thanks for the comment Scott, and for dropping by the blog.

It decorated the floor of the banquet hall, on the west side of the peristyle of a large house. It has a large collection of Roman artifacts from the Roman settlement of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium, on which modern Cologne is built.

In this respect the museum is an archaeological site. Seasons, https://www.alamy.com/roman-mosaics-seasons-mosaic-telete-villa-2nd-3rd-century-ad-zeugma-mosaic-museum-gaziantep-turkey-against-a-black-background-seasons-image243492539.html, https://www.alamy.com/dionysus-zeugma-mosaic-museum-gaziantep-turkey-image60686373.html, Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting Dionysus riding a lion; from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. Love seeing this.

It was a real surprise to find such a high quality Roman museum in Cologne. From Villa Rufinella.

A flooding might have caused the collapse of some tombs into the mud, thus preserving their stones. I particularly enjoyed the birds.

Limburg an der Lahn, St. Gangolf's at Trier seen from Porta Nigra, statue of Aeneas from the Rheinische Landesmuseum Bonn, portrayed attending their funerary banquet, statues of Jupiter which stood on many columns in Germany, Temple to Apollo built by Emperor Augustus near his house on the Palatine, similar altar at Bonn was dedicated to the Aufanian Matrons, fine relief in Rome showing how Dionysus was rescued, traditional barefooted iconography of gods, other military certificates found in Britain, Marcus Ulpius Amerinus, a doctor from Porto. The inner courtyards of the museum mimic the layout of the ancient villa.

I’m sure that there’s lots of mythological symbolism that I’m missing, but I can look at the work and imagine how enjoyable it would be to have it in my home (yeah, fat chance). – Mike, Thanks Mike. I went back and took a closer look Dorothy, and you’re right. (..) There are some Roman inscriptions in the arsenal and a fine stone coffin. On the floor of the main room of the villa is the renowned Dionysus mosaic. I’m sure that you would enjoy some time there. bequeathed it, with the larger portion The use of sarcophagi spread to the whole Roman Empire and a major trade developed between the regions having marble quarries and those where this material was not available.

Against an, https://www.alamy.com/roman-mosaics-dionysus-portrait-mosaic-okeanos-villa-ancient-zeugama-2nd-3rd-century-ad-zeugma-mosaic-museum-gaziantep-turkey-against-an-image243492337.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-dionysus-mosaic-at-the-archaeological-museum-in-el-jem-tunisia-51071501.html, Kato Paphos Cyprus Paphos Archaeological Park House Of Dionysus Roman Mosaic, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-kato-paphos-cyprus-paphos-archaeological-park-house-of-dionysus-roman-36012831.html, Roman mosaics - Dionysus Portrait Mosaic.

The Römisch-Germanisches Museum was constructed on the site of a 3rd-century villa. ~James.

You may wish to see an introductory page to this section or a page on the Roman town first. House of Dionysos, Kato Paphos, Cyprus: Room 7 Geometric Mosaic, Mosaic floor with geometric motifs and objects of everyday life. Love it , In addition Joanne, I focused on this beautiful mosaic, but the museum had a couple of others that were almost as big and also very well preserved.

Found in Cologne, Germany. Bonn (Bonna) Dionysus Villa Ancient Zeugama, 2nd century AD . However, it is the Dionysus Mosaic which is the star attraction. Some of the exhibits at the museum of Cologne reflect iconographic patterns which were developed at Lyon, in particular larvae, funerary masks which protected the tombs. These were bought in 1970 by the RGM and in 1974 an imposing mausoleum was reconstructed, although not all archaeologists fully agree on how the operation was carried out. Provence in France gets its name in a similar way, as the first province outside Italy of the Roman Empire.

It must take a spectacular artistic talent to create a work of this complexity.

And honestly, nothing perks up a mosaic like a few nude gods and goddesses cavorting about. Alison, I haven’t seen the mosaics in Cyprus Alison, but have seen a few scattered around the Med.