Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Zeugma Mosaic Museum

The archaeological legacy of Zeugma, home to some of the world’s most valuable mosaics, will soon have a new home following the completion of a multi-million dollar mosaic museum in Gaziantep. The new museum designed to preserve the archaeological treasures of Zeugma is located near the ruins of the site. The Zeugma Mosaic Museum would be the largest museum of its type in the world. The museum will also house artifacts from Turkey’s neighbors and expected to have a positive effect on the surrounding region. Currently, 550 square meters of Zeugma mosaics are on exhibit in Gaziantep Museum. With the newly launched Mosaic Museum, 2000 square meters of mosaics, as well as archeological artifacts from Zeugma will be exhibited. The project cost 30 million dollars. The museum is expected to be launched in 2011. A few architectural visual from the Zeugma Mosaic Museum Project:

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