Extended Turkey Guide

Villages of Istanbul

Waterfalls in Istanbul

Antalya Turkey Hotels

Zeugma Ancient City with its Map

-Turkey Attractions September 16, 2016
3,520 views
Zeugma Ancient

Zeugma Ancient

Zeugmma Ancient city located in Nizip district, Belkis Village, was established by Seleucus Nicator, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, in 300s B.C. City was given to Commagane King Mithradates Kallinikos as dowry who married to Leodike, daughter of Seleucus. It became a Roman territory in 64 B.C.

Zeugma Map

Zeugma Map

Zeugma ancient city was important for military and trade purposes because of being and eastern border city and on trade routes. Those glorious days were left behind after being burnt by Sassanis in 252 A.D. Arab invasion in the 7th century led the city to be abandoned completely.

Zeugma Mosaic

Zeugma Mosaic

Many villas were built on terraces overlooking the Euphrates River in Zeugma. Rooms were aligned around the courtyard. Floors were decorated with magnificent mosaics, and walls were decorated with frescoes. Statues made by famous artists were also decorating houses.

Zeugma Mosaic

Zeugma Mosaic

Some of the remains of Zeugma remain under the waters of Birecik Dam which was built in the context of GAP Project. Valuabe mosaics found during the rescue works in the areas which are under water are moved to Gaziantep Museum.

Founded mosaics are dated to 2nd and 3rd century. Structures such as villas decorated with mosaics, Temple of Tyke located in acropolis hill, theater, baths, and colonaded streets wait to come to face the day by the engoing excavations.

Comments

No comment

This blog is kept spam free by WP-SpamFree.

Related Posts
Cesme Turkey Travel Guide

Cesme Turkey Travel Guide

May 15, 2017
2,227 views
Safranbolu Turkey Guide: Historic Village

Safranbolu Turkey Guide: Historic Village

April 18, 2017
1,510 views
Fethiye Beach Guide

Fethiye Beach Guide

February 27, 2017
792 views
Turkey Nemrut Mountain’s Mystery

Turkey Nemrut Mountain’s Mystery

February 25, 2017
1,019 views
Wonder of Bodrum: Bodrum Castle

Wonder of Bodrum: Bodrum Castle

February 23, 2017
750 views
Didim Apollon Temple Travel Guide

Didim Apollon Temple Travel Guide

February 20, 2017
710 views
Gaziantep: Magical Ancient City Zeugma

Gaziantep: Magical Ancient City Zeugma

February 13, 2017
676 views
Other Posts!
You won’t Believe This Places are Real

You won’t Believe This Places are Real

September 9, 2016
655 views
Nisantasi District Guide

Nisantasi District Guide

July 11, 2016
2,194 views
Istanbul’s Secret Guide

Istanbul’s Secret Guide

November 20, 2016
836 views
Great Istanbul City Guide

Great Istanbul City Guide

June 7, 2016
2,135 views
Lake Van and Church of Akdamar

Lake Van and Church of Akdamar

September 19, 2016
1,830 views
Zeugma Ancient City with its Map

Zeugma Ancient City with its Map

September 16, 2016
3,520 views
Top 10 great dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Top 10 great dishes from Turkish Cuisine

October 14, 2016
796 views
Who is Mimar Sinan/ Architect Sinan

Who is Mimar Sinan/ Architect Sinan

July 9, 2016
2,998 views
Come Close and See Beauty of Nature

Come Close and See Beauty of Nature

August 7, 2016
830 views