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Here are some great pictures of mosaics from all over the world; these beautiful pictures are from cathedrals, museums and excavation sites in Milan, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Ravenna and Venice (Italy), Palermo and Monreale (Sicily), and the Hagia Sophia( Istanbul, Turkey).  Please keep checking for newer pictures.

Milan: Mosaics from Sant Ambrogio, the Galleria

   

     

Ravenna: Mosaics from San Vitale, Sant Apollinare Nuovo, Sant Apollinare in Classe, Battistero Neoniano, Battistero Ariani

       

      

     

     

      

     

     

     

Venice: Mosaics from San Marco, Santa Maria Assunta in Torcello, and Murano

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

Pompeii: Mosaics from the House of the Faun, House of the Vetii, Villa of the Mysteries, House of the Tragic Poet and the Naples Archeological Museum

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pompe16.jpg (816980 bytes)          napmus14.jpg (830623 bytes)          napmus25.jpg (694188 bytes)          napmus27.jpg (482929 bytes)          pompe17.jpg (860563 bytes)

napmus26.jpg (582201 bytes) pompe29.jpg (549061 bytes) napmus28.jpg (583385 bytes)

Rome: Mosaics from the Galleria Borghese, the Vatican Museum and the Basilica di San Pietro

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peter6m.jpg (377335 bytes)                  vat5.jpg (510482 bytes)                  vat6.jpg (528423 bytes) 

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Rome: Mosaics from the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore

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Rome: Mosaics from the church of Santa Prassede

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prassede5.jpg (743122 bytes)           prassede6.jpg (754117 bytes)           prassede7.jpg (894670 bytes)            prassede8.jpg (936429 bytes)

Rome: Mosaics from the Basilica of San Clemente

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sanclem5.jpg (1019225 bytes)             sanclem6.jpg (767217 bytes)             sanclem10.jpg (994307 bytes)

Naples: Floor Mosaics from the Galleria Umberto I - astrological signs (pictures 2 through 5)

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Palermo, Sicily: Mosaics from the Cathedral, Palazzo Normanni (Maqueda Courtyard) 

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Palermo, Sicily: Mosaics from the Capella Palatina

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Palermo, Sicily: Mosaics from the church "La Martorana"

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Monreale, Sicily: Mosaics from the Monreale Cathedral

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Istanbul: Mosaics from the Hagia Sophia

EmpConstantine.jpg (283506 bytes) Emperor Constantine                                        EmpZoe.jpg (168072 bytes)Empress Zoe 

EmpJohn.jpg (238390 bytes) Emperor John                                                 EmpIrene.jpg (242940 bytes)Empress Irene