Friday, January 15, 2010

Random Roman Ruins in Cyprus

Three quarters the way up the great eastern peninsula the Romans built watch towers, and dug limestone out of the mountains and hauled it all over the Mediterranian. A good harbour every mile or so, and a great one every 5 or six miles meant that it was worth the trouble to build a nice road all the way up the Karpaz peninsula, and the nice breezes meant for lovely views and a nice place to have a villa. The above villa was adapted to become a church. A latin church, though the apse below seems to make that a lie.

This, a former atrium, is cobbled with some of the most original inlay I have ever seen. I have NEVER seen that swirling pattern in any villa or church floor before. Its gorgeous.

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