Cleaning the mosaic floor

Daily life, in the process of excavation, provides news about the elements discovered at the site. For example, the mosaic floor cleaning helps to verify its basic scheme. In this case, the mosaic has a plant motif center framed by an octagon; whose sides, East and West, also have square caissons with plant motifs. The drawing is complete with lines forming wreathed swastikas. The colors of the tesselae are black, white, red (in different shades) and orange/yellow (also in different gradation).
Central floral octagon limited by a rope motif.
Floral square caissons that are arranged in the east and west sides of the pavement.
An image of one of the square caissons.

Regarding the rest of the excavated space, the area that is considered as probably belonging to an old hermitage is now is free of the silt levels (which enshrine it). It has revealed the existence of entombments within granite sarcophagi corresponding to the oldest time that this space was used, but this appreciation can’t be determined until the end of the excavation.
Chapel area. We can observe different coffins, disposed therein.
Photo of one of these burials, without exhuming.

Translated by Lara M. Moreda
Edited by Andrew B. Greeves

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