Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mosaics from the island of Corfu





picture from corinthianmatters.com

Corfu, an island I have been to without knowing of its mosaics!

These mosaics from the basilica of Palaiopolis (means old town) were discovered during excavations carried out during the period 1930 - 1959. I have searched persistently but haven't been able to find out the period in which they were made except that they belong to the Byzantine period but that's vague as the Byzantine period runs from mid 4th century AD until mid 15th AD.

To my view they belong to the early Christian era.

10 comments:

  1. How timeless they look, beautiful, xoxo

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  2. I love it! It's so beautiful. The color is nice too. It would fit in almost every interieur. The last one is my favorite

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  3. Eίναι πραγματικά πάρα πολύ όμορφα μωσαικά !!! μου αρέσανε πολύ ιδιαίτερα τα χρώματα , καλό σου βράδυ και καλό μήνα ...

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  4. What beauty!
    YES! You are so right! Let's love our husbands!!!! What a perfect comment .
    Kristin

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  5. I always loved stuff like that...the colours are lovely:) Kisses sweetie and have a great Thursday

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  6. Have a nice weekend Maggie.
    kostas

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  7. Ευχαριστώ πολύ για το σχόλιο! Πολύ ενδιαφέρον το blog σου. Εγινα αναγνώστρια:)

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  8. Wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Beautifully simple and unique. Most certainly if you had one of these in your home, it would be a great conversation starter. Enjoy your weekend!

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