Roman mosaic showing scene of elephant being brought aboard ship
Roman mosaic depicting the scene of an elephant being brought aboard a ship. According to researchers, the scene could take place in Egypt, near the port of Alexandria, from where numerous exotic animals were transported to Italy.
In the visible mosaic, we see four men trying to bring a reluctant animal aboard the ship. Interestingly, the elephant’s tusks have been secured with some kind of covers to avoid major injuries.
It is located in the Roman villa Villa Romana del Casale in Sicily.
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