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" The Egyptian granite was beautifully encrusted with the precious green marble of Numidia; the perpetual stream of hot water was poured into the capacious basins through so many wide mouths of bright and massy silver; and the meanest Roman could purchase,... "
An Essay on the Roman Villas of the Augustan Age, Their Architectural ... - Sida 115
efter Thomas Moule - 1833 - 179 sidor
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The World of Man: And Webster's Geographical Guide to the World

1969
...more than three thousand were reckoned in the baths of Diocletian. The walls of the lofty apartments were covered with curious mosaics, that imitated the...encrusted with the precious green marble of Numidia; the perpetual stream of hot water was poured into the capacious basins through so many wide mouths...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction

1828
...supplied from the stupendous aqueducts. The walls of their lofty apartments were covered with cuiious mosaics, that imitated the art of the pencil in the...variety of colours. The Egyptian granite was beautifully incrusted with the precious green marble of Numidia ; the perpetual stream of hot water was poured...
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Once a Week

Eneas Sweetland Dallas - 1865
...portrayed in mosaics. Thus Gibbon remarks, in his " Decline and Fall :" " The walls of the lofty apartment were covered with curious mosaics, that imitated the art of the pencil in the elegance of their design and the beauty of their colours. It was the ambition of the Roman emperors to construct...
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