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Mosaics of Zeugma

Mosaics of Zeugma at Gaziantep Museum of Archaeology

Gaziantep Museum of Archaeology is best known for its collection of mosaics, most of which were excavated from the ancient Roman city site of Zeugma of Commagene. The museum was substantially enlarged in 2005 to house the newly-discovered mosaics of Zeugma, considered among the four most important ancient settlement areas under the reign of the kingdom of Commagene, partly submerged in the Birecik Dam Lake today.



Mosaics of Zeugma at Gaziantep Museum of Archaeology

Mosaics of Zeugma at Gaziantep Museum of Archaeology

Mosaics of Zeugma at Gaziantep Museum of Archaeology

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