Incredible 2200yo Mosaics unearthed in ancient Greek city.

Photograph via iefimerida.gr

Stunning mosaics dating back to the 2nd century BC have been unearthed in the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, in Turkey’s southern province of Gaziantep.

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Photograph via iefimerida.gr

Zeugma was once one of the most important centers in the Eastern Roman Empire, and much of it is still currently underwater.

Excavations started in 2007, with important recent progress made possible due to increases in funding by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality and İş Bank.

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Photograph via iefimerida.gr

Recent media coverage on the 3 newly-discovered mosaics, made of boldly-coloured glass and generally in a fragile state, came under fire when footage emerged of local officials walking on the ancient works in their shoes.

Via Iefimerida and Twistedsifter

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