Archeologists Discover Ancient Skeleton Mosaic That Says “Be Cheerful and Live Your Life”

Turkish archaeologists have recently unearthed a rare mosaic that dates back to 3rd century BC. The uniquely well-preserved piece features a reclining skeleton with a bottle of wine, a loaf of bread, and these wise words about its head: “Be cheerful and live your life.” The piece was discovered in Hatay Province, near the Syrian border, during construction of a cable car system. The enlightened expression was unearthed, making up one part of an elaborate triptych. The wise mosaic with sage advice is believed to have decorated the dining room of…

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Archaeologists have discovered an ancient mosaic skeleton that says “enjoy your life”

If you want proof that humans were pretty much the same 2,400 years ago, look no further than our new favourite reclining skeleton, which advises us in ancient Greek to, “Be cheerful, enjoy your life.” Described as a “reckless skeleton” for his YOLO-inciting philosophies, the mosaic was excavated in the Hatay province on the Turkish-Syrian border, where the ancient Greek-Roman city of Antiocheia once thrived. It was found alongside two other tiled scenes, which likely adorned the dining room of an upper class home during the 3rd century BC, archaeologists from…

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