All the sites marked below in the Roman Empire map of 79 AD are indicated on the Seven Sages of Greece mosaic. They are identified by the latitude lines revealed by the relationship to the angle of the sun. Those sites’ latitudes are found by finding intersecting hot spots on the radiations coming from the sundial at the top of the mosaic linked to that angle. The sundial plays a key role in indicating the height of the sun and thus the latitude of the physical locations of the sites within the Roman Empire.

A map of the Roman Empire 54 AD.

This map of The Roman Empire is for 54 AD, 25 years before Mt. Vesuvius erupted with the sites inside of colored coded circles.

Antioch was a large fortified Roman city located at the far eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. It was used as a staging area for an intended conquest down the Euphrates river of the Parthian empire. The Romans sent a large army down the Euphrates in 53 BC but met with a crushing defeat.Antioch spots sundial mo 7 Sages 01Antioch with 7 Sages of Greece indicating a latitude of 36.2°

A modern painting of ancient Antioch

Antioch depicted in Roman times by kayhankaplan (deviantart.com)

Note the similarity of the city depicted in the background of the Seven Sages mosaic to this depiction of Roman Antioch. There is a river in the foreground with a defensive wall and another defensive wall high above the city. Also, there is a large black area at the base of the hill and an area that seems to symbolize a building.Antioch spots sundial 7 Sages 01

The 36.2° lines for Antioch with hot spot circled on the sundial lines of the Seven Sages of Greece mosaic.

Note the top line is projected through three of the sages’ eyes and the upper right, a gargoyle’s eye and what appears to be a ball held in the guy on our left’s hand. This alignment of five key items is unlikely to have happened randomly.

Whoever created this mosaic was familiar with the latitude of Antioch and the sphericity of the Earth.