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Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Roman mosaic that is submerged underwater near Naples, Italy. In former times, this now-sunken town was named Baiae and was known as a sort of ‘sin city’ for ancient Rome.
The tile mural is called the “mosaic of waves” and is located on a peninsula that sunk as a result of volcanic activity in the area.
Firstly, the restoration process involves removing incrustations and using colored mortar to repair the missing tiles.
The idea is that once restored, this mosaic will be part of an underwater attraction for tourists.