mosaic-Ocean and Tithys

Archaeologists discovered three gorgeous mosaics at the Ancient Greek city of Zeugma, in south Turkey, settled by one of the generals of Alexander the Great, in 300 BC.

All the works of art are in excellent condition and were found on the floors of several rooms.

nine-muses-mosaic-Greek-ReporterThe one pictured above shows Ocean and Tithys and uses special glass mosaic pieces. (Click to enlarge the photos.)

Another, right, depicts the Nine Muses.

“What is really striking about this mosaic is the wonderful and vivid colors used as well as the beauty of the heroes’ faces.”

The local government presented the hidden masterpieces in a press conference earlier in November.

(READ the story with more photos at the Greek Reporter)

Photo via the Greek Reporter

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