NEGRAR, Italy (SBG) — A perfectly preserved mosaic floor, dating back to ancient Rome, was discovered in northern Italy.
An ancient villa was found at the site almost a century ago, but the stunning discovery was only unearthed recently.
Pictures of the floor posted by the government reveal the floor's intricate patterns and colorful details hadn't been lost after centuries of being buried.
The discovery was made just north of Verona, underneath a hilly vineyard in the township of Negrar.
Officials wrote that "after countless decades of failed attempts," archaeologists had uncovered "part of the flooring and foundations of the Roman Villa located north of the capital, discovered by scholars over a century ago," CNN states in a translation.