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The Great Palace Mosaic Museum where large portions of a huge mosaic floor from The Great Palace of Constantinople, probably constructed in the mid-500s, is on display.

"The tessellated pavement is composed of 5 mm wide tesserae of colored lime, terracotta and glass. One square meter of floor space contains about 40,000 cubes, which makes for 80,000,000 tesserae for the entire area of the mosaic."

Most of the sections are quite pale...
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