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Mosaic Discovered in Submerged Roman Town Ruins – #whytile

Aug 14, 2023

Mosaic Discovered in Submerged Roman Town Ruins – #whytile

Underwater archeologists discover mosaics in sunken temples and luxury villas off the coast of Naples. We needn’t more proof of tile’s durability, but THIS might be the ultimate waterproof test.

Heritage Daily – Mosaic Discovered in Ruins of Submerged Roman Town – Why Tile

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Ancient Roman Tile History and Inspiration – Why Tile

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