Villa Dar Buc Ammera (3)

Villa Dar Buc Ammera: Roman villa near Lepcis Magna, famous for its mosaics, which are in the Archaeological Museum of Tripoli. This villa is also known as Villa Zliten, after the town three kilometers east of it.

Map of the Villa of Dar Buc Ammera

There were many Roman villas along the Libyan shore. The villa of Dar Buc Ammera, not far from Lepcis Magna, is one of them. It is famous for its mosaics, which are to be seen in the Archaeological Museum of Tripoli. This villa is also known as Villa Zliten, after the town three kilometers east of it.

Four Seasons Mosaic

Four Seasons Mosaic

One of the mosaics in the Villa Dar Buc Ammera shows the four seasons, a common theme, also depicted in, for example, the Villa Selene. The seasons are surrounded by "Nilotic scenes": they were believed to represent life on the banks of the Nile. They are very common and remained popular until the end of Antiquity (cf. the Villa with the Mosaics of the Nile and at Theodorias).