A rare ‘skeleton mosaic’ dating back to the 3rd century BC was discovered in the southern province of Hatay, Turkey in the ancient Greek city of Antiocheia. The mosaic is believed to be the centerpiece of a dining room in an elegant villa and inlcudes three scenes within an intricate border.

 

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In one scene, a skeleton is depicted with food and drink with the motto, “Be cheerful and live your life,” also written. To learn more about the discovery visit the History Blog and the Hurriyet Daily news.