What did the Romans ever do for us?
Well, quite a bit it turns out.
We've recently discovered that in the Roman era in the UK, they had professional tilers/mosaic artists that travelled across Europe recreating their designs.
They definitely didn't do walls & floors of beige or grey back in the day!!!
Amazing discovery last year near The Shard in London featured in The Guardian this week
The main mosaic incorporates flowers, geometric patterns and a twisted-rope design. Photograph: MOLA/Andy Chopping