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Alexander mosaic (3rd c. hi:) also called The Battle of Issus. The finest Roman mosaic known, which shows a battle between Greeks and Persians, including a combat supposedly between Alexander the Great and Darius; it may be a copy of a work by the Greek painter Philoxenus of Eretria (r. 300 be:). Found at Pompeii.

 
 


The Alexander Mosaic, dating from circa 100 BC, is a famous floor mosaic originally from the House of the Faun in Pompeii.
It depicts a battle between the armies of Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia and measures
5.82 x 3.13m (19 ft x 10 ft 3in).

 
 

 

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