September 15, 2011
Roman Mosaics Suggest Large 'Sea Monsters'
Alasdair Wilkins, io9
jon hanson/Wiki Commons
These days, the dusky grouper is a major predator in the Mediterranean Sea, generally growing to about two feet long. But that wasn't always the case...and ancient mosaics provide a rare chance to see what this beast used to be.
TAGGED: Roman Empire, fish, ancient civilization, art