Illegal digs unearth mosaics
OSMANİYE - Doğan News Agency
The Roman mosaics have been unearthed during illegal excavations.Roman-era floor mosaics unearthed during illegal excavations in the southern province of Osmaniye were rescued from smugglers in a police operation.
Adana and Osmaniye security forces, which were informed about an illegal excavation in the village of Kayalı, carried out an extensive operation in five different places and seized the Roman era floor mosaics.
Examinations made by the Osmaniye Museum Directorate revealed that the mosaics, which were from the 4th and 5th centuries A.D., were not subject to any damage. The mosaics were covered with earth again and it was reported that rescue excavations and research would start in the area soon.