The floor mosaic is part of a 50-dwelling Roman villa built in the second century on a cliff in Kent that is in danger of falling into the sea.
The discovery confirms that it’s not the length of the history that matters, so much as its breadth.
Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color reminds us, once again, that our view of the ancient world is whitewashed.
A stone was carved with a phallus and the words “Secundinus, the shitter.”
The sculpture, which she bought for $34.99, is now on view at the San Antonio Museum of Art.
The show encompasses 70 works from the archeological site’s vast troves, including the famous “Leda and the Swan” fresco recovered in 2018.
Archaeologists discovered the mosaic floors during excavations before the city began construction on sewage and water pipes.
The elaborate mosaic is the largest discovered in London in half a century.
Whether museums will be excited to discover that they’re the proud owners of these “chamber pots” remains to be seen.
Long before Black Panther, early modern Europeans embraced a different kind of Black avenger, one largely constructed by White abolitionists.
Focused on mosaics, the only technique whose color doesn’t fade over time, Colors of the Romans helps audiences look at the ancient society as those living then would have seen it.
The mere mention of slavery continues to grab attention, even if the evidence is inconclusive.