Zeugma Mosaic Museum
The rescue excavations at Roman Zeugma saved a stunning collection of mosaics from the rising dam waters of the Euphrates. The mosaics, housed in a new museum in the south eastern city of (Gazi)antep, provide fabulous insights into the leisured life on the imperial frontier in the 2nd century AD.
Rich in mythological detail and pattern, they are exhibited with other artefacts recovered from Zeugma including frescoes, fountains and statues. Raised walkways and mezzanines allow the mosaics, often villa floors or the beds of ornamental ponds, to be viewed from several perspectives while 3-D effects, projections and audio guides further illuminate the story of the ancient city. The highlight, located at the end of a low-lit corridor, is a much admired mosaic called the Gypsy Girl.