21 April 1982, a report on a local TV channel in Sicily:

 “A Roman ruin has been found last Monday when building a hotel near Modica. Archeologists are asking for more time to study the elaborate mosaic but are under pressure from the owners who want the building done before July.”

“This beautifully preserved mosaic has puzzled historians. Among rich hunting scenes, what looks like an enormous wasp appears to be eating an antelope. This piece stands out from the other realistic scenes and does not seem to match any known roman myths.”

The photo above was recovered by the daughter of the late head archeologist Piero Baglieri. No other sources on this mosaic can be publicly found, nor information about the hotel that was built on top.

CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 Eduardo Valdés-Hevia
Sources: A VHS tape with recorded footage from the RTI channel, a wrinkled picture from a box of memorabilia that was forgotten for years, Jerzy Strzelecki and Victuallers on Wikimedia, Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble on flickr.

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