OPUS SIGNINUM

 

Once again I hold a piece of the past that has survived and contemplate what might have been, this time a hand-sized fragment of opus signinum, a Roman flooring material consisting of broken roofing tile fragments and small pieces of river gravel mixed with lime and mortar…

 

 

000 opus signinumPhoto of a ca. 1800 year old fragment of a Roman opus signinum floor taken in March 2016.


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