New display space for Zeugma mosaics
In July 2017, the Zeugma Mosaic Museum opened a new, threestorey wing.
Already the largest mosaic museum in the world, the museum opened nearly six years ago in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, and draws many local and foreign tourists visiting the city.
The new section displays mosaics from the 4th and 5th centuries. The artefacts in the section mostly have animal figures.
Culture and Tourism Provincial Director Bülent Öztürk said
“Last month, section B of the museum opened to visitors. Nearly 3,000 square metres of mosaics are on display in this section. The mosaics there are mostly from the Eastern Roman Empire .“Many of the mosaics were unearthed during rescue excavations.“
More mosaics from Zeugma can now be displayed