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A Greco Roman Mosaic of a Medusa, recovered from the Diana Theatre in Alexandria, now in the city's archeological museum. It dates from the 2nd century AD during Roman rule of the city, which lasted until 641 AD. The Medusa was a woman in Greek mythology with live snakes instead of hair, and statues or portraits of her were often used to guard public buildings from evil spirits. Those who gazed into her eyes would turn to stone.

Diana was the Roman equivalent of the earlier Greek Goddess Artemis. I've cropped tightly at the top because a large chunk was missing and damaged. There was literally nothing to see here!

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  • Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16717 W: 1065 N: 36204] (165950)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2016-05-31
  • Camera: Nikon D 90
  • Exposition: 1/3 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2020-12-30 3:13
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