Leadenhall Street Mosaic


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 20 April 2016
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The mosaic from Roman Britain, features Bacchus riding on a tiger rather than the more usual spotted leopard, referring to the myth that the god visited India. Appropriately enough, the mosaic was discovered during building work on the premises of the east India Company in 1803 CE. From Leadenhall Street, London, UL, 1st or 2nd centuries CE. (The British Museum, London)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, April 20). Leadenhall Street Mosaic. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4970/

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