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Gaziantep museum mosaic

Gaziantep museum mosaic

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I found the museum unexpectedly rich, particularly so since some recently excavated mosaics were on display. Greek mythology is too complicated for me to "read" the stories, so you will have to enjoy them or not without explanation.

Most are from Zeugma, a settlement that was to be drowned under the growing lakes of the Barrage Project.

This is the Achilles Mosaic. Achilles has been sent by his parents to a friend-King's palace where he even dresses up as a woman. Odysseus wants to find him, an plays a trick to find him amongst the "women": he brings fine gifts of clothing, jewellery, but also fine weaponry. The one to grab that must be Achilles. Here he's found out.

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