Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaics Museum

Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaics Museum
http://museumsworld.blogspot.com/2011/11/gaziantep-zeugma-mosaics-museum.html

Zeugma is an ancient city Commagne, currently located in the city Nizip, 45 km from Gaziantep.

The significance of Zeugma is the Roman villa and its mosaic floor. Zeugma was the public's attention when the Birecik dam project brought the possibility that Zeugma of the waters below the dam could have been flooded. Majority of Roman villas were daylight was taken during a rescue excavation in 2000 intensified. Nevertheless, the sum of the excavations, which were originally started in 1987, discovered only a small number of these unique mosaics.

Today in Zeugma Mosaics Museum 500-square meter large mosaics, 35 mosaic panels as well as the famous one, 50 cm long bronze Mars and Aphrodite statutes are in the ad. The museum is proud to present the second largest mosaic museum in the world.