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A Gallery of Roman Mosaics

  • By Peter Tyson
  • Posted 10.08.02
  • NOVA

Before large portions of it disappeared in the year 2000 beneath the rising waters of a new reservoir on the Euphrates River, the ancient city of Zeugma in Turkey yielded one of the richest troves of Roman mosaics ever uncovered. Here, view a gallery of the finest mosaics, many of which were retrieved by archeological teams only at the eleventh hour. In the final slide, take an animated tour of the 14-room villa where many of the finest mosaics were found.

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Behold a trove of extraordinary pebble floors rescued from the ancient site of Zeugma in Turkey.

This feature originally appeared on the site for the NOVA program Lost Roman Treasure.

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Images

(site of Zeugma)
© Stephane COMPOINT/Corbis Sygma/Gedeon Programmes
(all other photos)
© Ministry of Culture of Turkey
(villa animation)
© WGBH Educational Foundation

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