I was advised by the site’s elderly caretaker that “there are some lovely mosaics” being stored in the tunnels below the villa. Venturing into the dimly-lit corridors, however, I was completely unprepared for what awaited me. Dozens, perhaps hundreds of panels of ancient tile artwork, stacked multiple layers deep, occupying the full length of the old Roman wine cellar, each one thousands of years old, dating from the Punic, the Roman, the Paleochristian, and the Byzantine eras. Inquiring about their status, the caretaker informed me that they were excavated over a decade ago, and are awaiting funding for a museum to house them. In the meantime, here they sit.