From the House of the Faun Pompeii c. 80 B.C. Museo Nazionale, Naples One of the most famous pictures from the ancient world, probably a copy of a late classical painting, this mosaic of Alexander conquering Darius was laid into the floor of an open exedra between two peristyles in the House of the Faun. The floor mosaic was called tessallatum and is composed of tiny stones. This mosaic measures about nine by seventeen feet.

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