Mosaic with Busts of the Planetary Deities, Italica (Spain)

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Carole Raddato
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published on 24 April 2021
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Mosaic in the House of the Planetarium in Italica (an archaeological site located in modern-day Santiponce, 9 kilometres (5.5 miles) north of Seville in Spain) with busts of the planetary deities who gave their names to the days of the week. In the center is Venus (Friday). Anticlockwise from bottom center are Jupiter (Thursday), Saturn (Saturday), Helios or Sol (Sunday), Luna or Selene (Monday), Mars (Tuesday), and Mercury (Wednesday).

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2021, April 24). Mosaic with Busts of the Planetary Deities, Italica (Spain). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13895/mosaic-with-busts-of-the-planetary-deities-italica/

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Raddato, Carole. "Mosaic with Busts of the Planetary Deities, Italica (Spain)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Apr 2021. Web. 15 Jul 2024.

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