Elephant Mosaic from Ostia

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Carole Raddato
published on 15 March 2016
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Black-and-white mosaic with an elephant in the Piazzale delle Corporazioni (Square of the Corporations) at Ostia Antica, Italy. The inscription as well as the elephant show that merchants from Sabrata (Libya) traded in wild animals and/or ivory.

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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. (2016, March 15). Elephant Mosaic from Ostia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4640/elephant-mosaic-from-ostia/

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Raddato, Carole. "Elephant Mosaic from Ostia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 15, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4640/elephant-mosaic-from-ostia/.

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