Mosaic with apple figure at museum
AMASYA - Doğan News Agency
The mosaic depicting apple will be on view at the Amasya Museum.A 1,700 year-old mosaic with an apple figure at its center has been taken to be displayed at Amasya’s museum, after being discovered in the province located in Turkey’s north. Stating that mosaic will be a permanent fixture in the museum collection, museum director Celal Özdemir said the apple figure in the mosaic reveals the history of the famous Amasya apple.” With an apple tree, partridge and various geometric figures, the mosaic is very important to the history of Amasya, according to Özdemir.
The mosaic was found in an area of illegal excavations in July. The 20-square-meter mosaic, which forms the ground of a chapel dating from the 3rd century A.D., was transferred to the Amasya Museum.