A finely decorated road

Miko Flohr, 20/04/2018

At the small, Hellenistic hilltop town of Solunto, on Sicily, the road leading to the small agora of the city started off with a regular paving of rectangular blocks, but for the last 100 meters, it had been embellished by a pavement of bricks laid with all kinds of geometrical patterns. It is one of the very few places where such a pavement has actually stood the test of time – in many other places, such pavements were either replaced already in antiquity or removed afterwards.