Stunning Ancient Greek Floor Mosaics Were Just Excavated In Southern Turkey

November 19, 2014

Archaeologists discovered three unique mosaics at the Ancient Greek city of Zeugma, in south Turkey, near the borders of Syria.

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The mosaics, which were recovered in excellent condition, belong to the 2nd century B.C. The first mosaic depicts the nine Muses - the goddesses of knowledge, music, song and dance, and the source of inspiration to poets.

ancient Greek mosaic
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The second mosaic depicts Ocean and Tithys.

ancient Greek mosaic
Credit: Greek Reporter

Another, smaller in size mosaic, depicting a young man was also revealed and in very good condition.

Read more at Greek Reporter.

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