Zeugma breaking visitor record
Gaziantep’s Zeugma Museum is the largest mosaic museum in the world.The Zeugma Mosaic Museum in the southeastern province of Gaziantep received 550,000 visitors in three years. Opened on Sept. 9, 2011, the museum covers a closed area of 25,000 square meters and an open area of 30,000 square meters.
Taking the title of the “world’s largest mosaic museum” from the Tunisian Bordeaux Museum, the Zeugma Mosaic Museum was deemed worthy of the Presidency Culture and Arts Grand Award last year. It displays the famous Gypsy Girl, a bronze sculpture of Mars, 150-meter wall paintings, fountains from the Roman era and mosaics found in villas on the coast of the Euphrates.
The museum has become the symbol of the city and the number of visitors is increasing daily.
Speaking about the museum’s contribution to the city’s tourism, Gaziantep Museum Deputy Director Emine Öztürk said most tourists visiting Gaziantep also visit the museum.