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A mosaic is a picture created with many small bits of glass, stone or (in rare cases) gemstone. In ancient Greece mosaics were created by using natural stones, often from riverbeds, but by the Roman period they were created out of pre-cut cubes of glass or stone known as tesserae.

Mosaics were often used to decorate floors, walls, and the insides of domes. Constantinople was famous for its many notable mosaics.