Millions of tiny fragments of glass, stone, and ceramic comprise the incredibly intricate and colorful mosaic known as the ‘Dionysus Mosaic.’ The mosaic was once part of a villa on the site of the now Romano-Germanic Museum in Cologne, Germany. Most sources say that it was created around 220 or 230 A.D. The mosaic is a major attraction to the museum, and I must say that I can see why. There are a number of figures, animals, and designs to investigate. This lovely mosaic is so well-known in this area that when President Clinton visited Germany during his presidency, his hosts had a dinner party on it. Stew on that, conservators.
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