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“The Hall of Dragons and Dolphins” Unearthed in Italy

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

54eaddacc3bdb7e4c34813d9c0044720REGGIO CALABRIA, ITALY—Students from Argentina and Italy have uncovered a section of mosaic depicting dragons and dolphins in the town of Monasterace. “The discovery is of extraordinary importance because it is the largest Hellenic mosaic of Magna Grecia,” said archaeologist Francesco Cuteri. Last year, Cuteri uncovered several panels of the mosaic that include a dragon, a rosette, and six floral motifs. He thinks there are at least two more panels to be found. “We have worked on this excavation for 15 years and now what emerges fills us with joy,” he added.