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Discovered mosaic in Turkey has interesting inscription

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A 2,400-year-old mosaic has been discovered in Turkey
A 2,400-year-old mosaic has been discovered in Turkey | Photo: AA

In the south of Turkey, in the Hatay Province, there is a 2,400-year-old mosaic. The work shows a human skeleton with a vase in hand, bread and a jug of wine. As it turns out, there is also an interesting inscription on it.

According to scientists, the find dates back to the 3rd century BCE. The mosaic was first discovered in 2012 when the authorities of Antioch began building a cable car. During the works, the workers discovered the remains of an ancient building.

Research here resumed after some time. According to archaeologists, the mosaic is part of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Antioch. The mosaic also reads: “Be joyful; enjoy life”. They discovered work of art was probably in a banquet room, and domus itself belonged to a wealthy family.

The province of Hatay is known for its many Roman mosaics dating back to the 3rd-2nd century BCE.

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