The beautiful Zellige of Morroco (meaning "tile" in Arabic) made their appearance around the 10th century. Probably inspired by the Roman and Byzantine mozaics.

The beautiful Zellige of Morroco (meaning "tile" in Arabic) made their appearance around the 10th century. Probably inspired by the Roman and Byzantine mozaics.

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Vatican City: Vatican Museum: giant pine cone (gilt bronze, originally a Roman fountain dating from 1st or 2nd century AD) (Cortile della Pigna, Courtyard of the Pine Cone)

Vatican City: Vatican Museum: giant pine cone (gilt bronze, originally a Roman fountain dating from 1st or 2nd century AD) (Cortile della Pigna, Courtyard of the Pine Cone)

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Door of a villa in ancient Pompeii. Don't think this was a door but a fountain or place to get water.

Door of a villa in ancient Pompeii. Don't think this was a door but a fountain or place to get water.

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Meta Sudans.  Ancient Roman fountain which survived till 20th century, when Mussolini in 1936 had its remains demolished. @Roma Sparita archives.

Meta Sudans. Ancient Roman fountain which survived till 20th century, when Mussolini in 1936 had its remains demolished. @Roma Sparita archives.

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Washerwoman,Ancient Roman Fountain,Old Corinth,Greece,c1901,Laundry,Domestic
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