Ancient Skeleton Mosaic Uncovered in Turkey Reads “Be Cheerful and Live Your Life”

Archaeologists in Turkey recently unearthed an exceptionally preserved mosaic inside the remains of a building from the 3rd century. One section of the three-panel artwork includes a reclining skeleton with an arm over its head, holding a glass of wine and resting an elbow on a loaf of bread. On both sides of its head reads the phrase “Be cheerful and live your life,” written in Greek.

Words to live by. Thanks, ancient mosaic skeleton, for your admonition.

Via: Colossal

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