Mosaic is an art form that is at least 4000 years old and originated in Mesopotamia, with bits of coloured stones, glass and other materials. The first glazed mosaic tiles had been found in Susa, in what is modern-day Iran, around 1500 BCE.
Mosaics spread into Macedonia, Carthage then Rome. Mosaic developed even further with the Greeks, who took the stones and pebbles and turned them into even more intricate designs, however, mosaics really reached their ancient glory with the Romans, in Africa and Syria, the wealthiest Roman provinces. Beautiful floors have been discovered in Herculaneum and Pompeii.
A mosaic is a piece of art or image made from the assembling of small pieces of coloured glass, stone, or other materials. It is often used in decorative art or as interior decoration.