The discovery marks the first major archaeological discovery since the beginning of Syria’s civil war.
Archaeologists discovered the mosaic floors during excavations before the city began construction on sewage and water pipes.
The site in Vienne, a major provincial capital of the Roman empire, covers some 75,000 square feet and includes a public square, private homes, and a school.
Archaeologists have unearthed a beautifully preserved sets of mosaics from the ancient Roman city of Ucetia, which was previously only known by its name.
Archaeologists with Cyprus’s Department of Antiquities recently came across a rare, sweeping mosaic floor that depicts the ancient sport of chariot racing held in a Roman hippodrome.
Construction crews working on the sewage system beneath the southern coastal city of Larnaca in Cyprus recently found themselves face-to-face with Roman-era scenes of toil: a large-scale mosaic floor of the Labors of Hercules dating to the 2nd century CE.