Mosaic to move to Gaziantep
A 10-meter mosaic, which was found by a farmer in the southeastern province of Adıyaman’s Besni district, will be taken to the Gaziantep Museum.
The mosaic dates back to the fifth century B.C. of the Roman era.
Discussing the work initiated to move the mosaic, the Adıyaman Museum Director Mehmet Alkan said the mosaic will be taken to Gaziantep since the Adıyaman Museum has no place to display it.
“A four-line Greek writing in the mosaic has been translated by Professor Cumhur Tanrıver into Turkish. It says, ‘this holy church was decorated with mosaics when the very holy Maranas came here.’ The name shows us there was a Syrian church here. The type font and the mosaic style reveal that the mosaic dates back to the fifth century,” he said.