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Old 07-07-2015, 06:52 PM   #1
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:28 PM   #2
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Wow, incredible.


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Very cool.
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Just goes to show how much more productive people were before the Internet was invented.
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I can't imagine any of my work is going to impress people 2,000 years from now. This guy's did.
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I can't imagine any of my work is going to impress people 2,000 years from now. This guy's did.
And it lasted...

Someone should be looking at their secret formula for adhesion...

Cool stuff...

He should have signed it in tile as well... He/they did it without a tie saw to boot...

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Right there is proof that the Geeks were more productive 2,000 yrs ago!
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Right there is proof that the Geeks were more productive 2,000 yrs ago!
Thinking about it, you know what's another impressive thing about it? I'm sure they did it from memory of what the people looked like... it's not like they stood there posing or had a photo... maybe a drawing?
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Thinking about it, you know what's another impressive thing about it? I'm sure they did it from memory of what the people looked like... it's not like they stood there posing or had a photo... maybe a drawing?




I agree,it is mind boggling,the patterns are impressive enough,but doing life like human images in tile is over the top.
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You guys know they didn't just "wing" that stuff, right?

You'd first come up with a sketch, then a full scale drawing that would go right on the floor or wall, then you'd cut and select your tiles to go over top of that.

It's not like they started with a blank slab and their memory and just went at it. hah

Really cool find. I just went to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. They have an incredible collection of Grecian and Roman stone and wood work. As somebody that considers themselves a woodworker, I left feeling like kind of a bum.
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You guys know they didn't just "wing" that stuff, right?

You'd first come up with a sketch, then a full scale drawing that would go right on the floor or wall, then you'd cut and select your tiles to go over top of that.

It's not like they started with a blank slab and their memory and just went at it. hah

Really cool find. I just went to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. They have an incredible collection of Grecian and Roman stone and wood work. As somebody that considers themselves a woodworker, I left feeling like kind of a bum.
Maybe so, but they weren't able to go down to the local supply store for paper...
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You guys know they didn't just "wing" that stuff, right?

You'd first come up with a sketch, then a full scale drawing that would go right on the floor or wall, then you'd cut and select your tiles to go over top of that.

It's not like they started with a blank slab and their memory and just went at it. hah

Really cool find. I just went to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. They have an incredible collection of Grecian and Roman stone and wood work. As somebody that considers themselves a woodworker, I left feeling like kind of a bum.
They didn't first have to push it through zoning, then through planning (twice) then the fire department and finally, clear all title 24 energy compliance, after they bought thier city business license?
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i want it on one of my walls in my house that is cool
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Early example of digital imaging.

I couldn't help but notice a few dead pixels near the bottom - or is that a watermark?
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Maybe so, but they weren't able to go down to the local supply store for paper...
Sure about that? The Greeks knew what they were doing.

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