Roman Mosaics!

Our History topic is ‘The Revolutionary Romans.’ Today we learned about how the floors of Roman buildings were often richly decorated with mosaics. Mosaics were made from tiny coloured stones which they called tesserae. Mosaic floors were a statement of how wealthy and important you were. Poor people would not be able to afford them. The bigger and more detailed the mosaic, the more impressive. The Greeks were the first to make mosaics. They started by using pebbles and then also began to use cut stone with pebbles.

We created our own! Have a look at some examples below.

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