New dis­play space for Zeugma mo­saics

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS -

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

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