1,600 year old mosaic discovered by farmers in SE Turkey

A mosaic floor dating back to the 4th century has been found in the Gölbaşı district of the south-eastern Turkish province of Adıyaman.

1,600 year old mosaic discovered by farmers in SE Turkey
The 4th century mosaic discovered by two farmers in Turkey’s Adıyaman province [Credit: AA]

Two brothers who work locally as farmers discovered the mosaic floor while they were working in their field in Gölbaşı.

They informed the local authorities about their finding, after which technical teams visited the field to make inspections.

Following this process, the mosaic was submitted to the Adıyaman Museum Directorate.

Archaeologists in this unit found that the mosaic was nearly 1,600 years old.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [June 19, 2017]

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