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Turkey asks ‘Missing Parts of Zeugma Mosaic’ from US

NEWS December 6, 2016
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The pieces belonging to the Maenad Mozaiji, one of the most important works in the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, were requested from the United States. Over the past decade, 12 pieces of mosaics have been used by the Bowling Green State University in Ohio as groundscapes.

In 1965, the university was unable to obtain results from studies on the recall of parts purchased at an art gallery.

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According to the report in Art Caravan, Although the scientific report proving that the mosaics are of Turkish descent was sent, the university authorities found the report insufficient and demanded that documents proving that the mosaics were illegally exported abroad were requested.

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has applied to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for bringing the issue to the agenda of UNESCO on the occasion that the results of negotiations that have been going on for years can not be obtained.

In the mosaic, the name of the Gypsy girl, which was destroyed by the antiquities smugglers and most of the figures were stolen; A woman with a fluffy hair, a woman covering her hair with a scarf attached to her, and a ring with her ears in her ears.

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