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Villa Dar Buc Ammera


Map of the Villa Dar Buc Ammera, Zliten (Libya). Design Jona Lendering. Villa Dar Buc Ammera: Roman villa near Lepcis Magna, famous for its mosaics, which are to be seen today in the Archaeological Museum of Tripoli. The monument is also known as Villa Zliten, after the town three kilometers east of it.
   
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Four Seasons Mosaic, Villa Dar Buc Ammera, Zliten (Libya). Photo Marco Prins.

Four Seasons Mosaic

One of the mosaics in the Villa Dar Buc Ammera shows the four seasons, a common theme, also depicted in, for ecample, 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).
Four Seasons Mosaic, Villa Dar Buc Ammera, Zliten (Libya). Photo Marco Prins. Four Seasons Mosaic, Villa Dar Buc Ammera, Zliten (Libya). Photo Marco Prins. Four Seasons Mosaic, Villa Dar Buc Ammera, Zliten (Libya). Photo Marco Prins.
Land animals and birds Winter A sacrificial animal and birds
Four Seasons Mosaic, Villa Dar Buc Ammera, Zliten (Libya). Photo Marco Prins. Four Seasons Mosaic, Villa Dar Buc Ammera, Zliten (Libya). Photo Marco Prins. Four Seasons Mosaic, Villa Dar Buc Ammera, Zliten (Libya). Photo Marco Prins. Four Seasons Mosaic, Villa Dar Buc Ammera, Zliten (Libya). Photo Marco Prins.
Fish Spring Autumn Fish
Four Seasons Mosaic, Villa Dar Buc Ammera, Zliten (Libya). Photo Marco Prins. Four Seasons Mosaic, Villa Dar Buc Ammera, Zliten (Libya). Photo Marco Prins. Four Seasons Mosaic, Villa Dar Buc Ammera, Zliten (Libya). Photo Marco Prins.
Fishermen and waterbirds Summer Hunters and birds
Gladiator Mosaic Four Seasons Mosaic Round Mosaic
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