Detail of Labyrinth mosaic in the House of Neptune, Italica, Seville, Spain, pictured on December 28, 2006, in the morning. This mosaic depicts a labyrinth with geometric pattern decoration. Italica was founded by Scipio Africanus in 206 BC as a centre for soldiers wounded in the Battle of Ilipa, a defeat for Carthage during the Punic Wars, and became a military outpost. The name signifies that the original settlers were from an Italian regiment. It was one of the first cities in Roman Hispania and was the birthplace of two Roman Emperors: Trajan (53-117 AD) and Hadrian (76-138 AD). Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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Detail of Labyrinth mosaic in the House of Neptune, Italica, Seville, Spain, pictured on December 28, 2006, in the morning. This mosaic depicts a labyrinth with geometric pattern decoration. Italica was founded by Scipio Africanus in 206 BC as a centre for soldiers wounded in the Battle of Ilipa, a defeat for Carthage during the Punic Wars, and became a military outpost. The name signifies that the original settlers were from an Italian regiment. It was one of the first cities in Roman...
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