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Near East: Mosaics in Hadrianopolis open to tourists
Unique floor mosaics that have been unearthed in a church in the ancient city of Hadrianopolis in the Turkish Black Sea province of Karabuk’s Eskipazar district have been opened to visitors.

Mosaics in Hadrianopolis open to tourists
Hadrianopolis was established in the first century AD and served as a settlement 
until the eighth century AD [Credit: AA]

“The church is home to mosaics which are as good as the ones in the ancient city of Zeugma in Gaziantep  Within the scope of the restoration works, the mosaics in Church B were covered and opened to tourism. They can be visited now,” Karabuk Culture and Tourism Director Ibrahim Sahin said, referring to the ancient place of worship, which is merely known as Church B.

The ancient city was established in the first century A.D. and served as a settlement until the eighth century A.D.

Sahin said the excavations had been headed by Samsun Ondokuz May?s University Archaeology Department Professor Vedat Keles.

“There are the earliest church examples of Anatolia in the area. We will hosts tourists there after taking some protective measures there,” he said.

Officials in Gaziantep recently stunned the cultural world with the revelation of three massive mosaics in Zeugma.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [November 05, 2014]