Turkish farmers uncover 1,600 year-old Roman mosaic

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Published: 2017-06-19 11:37

Last Updated: 2017-06-19 11:37


The colourful mosaic boasted beautiful pictures of deer, birds and plants.
The colourful mosaic boasted beautiful pictures of deer, birds and plants.
Roya News Source

A large 1,600 year-old mosaic was discovered in Adıyaman, southeastern Turkey this week.

The Roman artwork was uncovered by two farmers who were working on a field in Chakmak village.

After reporting their discovery to the police, experts were called in to inspect and excavate the painting, after which it was transferred to the Museums of the General Directorate of Monuments and Museums in Adıyaman.

Archaeologists working for the Directorate said that an initial inspection indicated that the mosaic dates back to the 4th Century, the time period which lasted from 301 AD to 400 AD.

The colourful mosaic boasted beautiful pictures of deer, birds and plants.

Adıyaman is a historic city that was inhabited by many civilizations, who left significant historical landmarks behind.