Stunning 2200-Year-Old Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City

Ancient mosaics discovered in ancient Greek city of zeugma

Ancient mosaics discovered in ancient Greek city of zeugma

Twisted Sifter Site: Three new mosaics were recently discovered in the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, which is located in the present-day province of Gaziantep in southern Turkey. The incredibly well-preserved mosaics date back to 2nd century BC.

Zeugma was considered one of the most important centers of the Eastern Roman Empire and the ancient city has provided a treasure trove of discoveries with 2000-3000 houses in remarkably good condition. Excavations at Zeugma started in 2007 and continue to this day.

Up until 2000 the ancient city was completely submerged underwater until a project to excavate the area received funding from a number of sources. There are still many areas of Zeugma—a city once home to nearly 80,000 inhabitants—left to excavate, including 25 houses still underwater. It’s exciting to think of what other discoveries remain to be found.

Photograph via iefimerida.gr

Photograph via iefimerida.gr

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Sources:Hurriyet Daily News: New mosaics unearthed in ancient city of Zeugma

iefimerida: Stunning mosaics discovered in the ancient Greek city of Zeugma [Pictures & Videos]
Laughing Squid: Archaeologists Unearth Three Ancient Greek Mosaics in the Ongoing Excavation in Zeugma, Turkey

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Mikhail Gorbachev: It ‘looks as if the world is preparing for war’ as nuclear threat re-emerges

The former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev

The former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev

TorontoMASN News: Mikhail Gorbachev: It ‘looks as if the world is preparing for war’ as nuclear threat re-emerges

Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that a new arms race means “the nuclear threat once again seems real” as he stated it “looks as if the world is preparing for war”.

The former Soviet leader called on Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin to work together to take steps to reduce the world’s nuclear arsenal.

“Politicians and military leaders sound increasingly belligerent and defence doctrines more dangerous. Commentators and TV personalities are joining the bellicose chorus. It all looks as if the world is preparing for war,” he wrote in an article for Time magazine.

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Tehran fire: dozens of firefighters feared dead as tower collapses

The Guardian: At least 30 are believed killed and scores injured after blaze engulfs Plasco building, Iranian capital’s oldest high-rise

Tehran’s Plasco tower block collapses after blaze – video

Dozens of firefighters in Tehran are feared dead after the city’s oldest high-rise building caught fire and collapsed.

The 17-storey Plasco building, a landmark 1960s shopping centre in the heart of the Iranian capital close to the British embassy, caught fire in the early hours of Thursday, the flames initially engulfing upper floors before spreading throughout.

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-nji Ýyl Gutlagy-Happy New Year -2017 تبریکات سال نو میلادی– میلادی تأزه یئل قوتلاغی – ۲۰۱۷

عشق آباد شأهری

عشق آباد شأهری

۲۰۱۷-نجی میلادی تأزه یئل بایرامی همأنگیزه قوتلی بولسئن!

2017-nji TAZE ÝYLY BAÝRAMY GUTLY BOLSYN!

С НАСТУПАЮЩИМ 2017 НОВЫ ГОДОМ!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!
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یتیپ گلیأن ۲۰۱۷-نجی تأزه یئل بایرامئنی همأنگیزه قوتلاماق بیلن، سیزه و ایچری ماشغالا اوجاغئنگئزا جان ساغلئق و آغزئ بیرلیک هم آلئپ باریان مقصاتلی ایشلرینگیزده اوستونلیک آرزو ادیأریس!ه
Ýetip gel‎‎ýän 2017-nji täze ýyl baýramyny hemmäňize gutlamak bilen, size we içeri-maşgala ojagyňyza jan saglyk we alyp barýan maksatlaryňyzda üstünlik arzuw edýäris!
فرا رسیدن سال نو میلادی ۲۰۱۷ را ضمن تبریک، به شما و کانون گرم خانواده تان، آرزوی سلامتی و اتّحاد، همچنین در فعالیتهای روزمره تان پیروزی آرزومندیم.

Во время 2017 прибытия Новогоднее поздравление к Вам и Вашему любящей семье, крепкого здоровья и единства, а также в своей повседневной деятельности, что мы желаем вам всяческих успехов.

أثناء وصول ۲۰۱۷ من تحية العام الجديد لك ولعائلتك المحبة، والصحة الجيدة والوحدة، وكذلك في الأنشطة اليومية الخاصة بك أننا قادرون على الفوز

During the 2017 arrival of the New Year greeting to you and your loving family, good health and unity, as well as in your daily activities that we wish you can to win.

Hojanepes 2017 – خوجه نفس ۲۰۱۷


Travelling to Ashgabat the capital of Turkmenistan, Day 1

A hotel in Ashgabat city

A hotel in Ashgabat city

Web: Our Nomadic Life – We visited Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on a work trip. We hardly had any knowledge about this country (did not know even the name of the capital and where it is located), We managed to get some information via the web but it got us a bit worried as the country seems to be known as the North Korea of Central Asia!!!

This was an extremely rare opportunity for us to visit the country and fortunately our organization could issue us two invitation letters, as it is very difficult to enter Turkmenistan. In all, we stayed 5 nights in Ashgabat.

We flew from Jakarta to Ashgabat via Dubai. Ashgabat airport was really clean and shiny like a 5 star-hotel. But we hardly saw anyone there. Surprisingly, almost 30% of the passengers in our flight were Japanese and they seemed to be traveling on an organized tour. We wondered why they have chosen Turkmenistan for their holiday destination but we did not have a courage to ask them… Read more…

Turkmenistan Embassy in Washington, DC

Ertugrul Gazi Mosque in Ashgabat - Turkmenistan

Ertugrul Gazi Mosque in Ashgabat – Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan Embassy: In May of 1992, the Republic of Turkmenistan officially opened its formal diplomatic relations with the United States of America. As a direct result, Turkmenistan has an official embassy located in the US’ capital city – Washington, DC. This embassy is of extreme importance, as the diplomats assigned to it are also in charge of and responsible for the relations between the country and Mexico and Canada, since there are no embassies of Turkmenistan in those countries. As a result, all correspondence from the entirety of North America goes through this one, single embassy. Read more…

THE CULTURAL HISTORY of TURKMENS of IRAN (XIX-XX c.c.) Volume II – Dissertation – Defense in 1995.

EÝRAN TÜRKMENLERININ MEDENIÝETININ TARYHY (XIX-XX aa.)-1995

ИСТОРИЯ КУЛЬТУРЫ ТУРКМЕН ИРАНА (ХIХ-ХХ вв.) II Tom-защита диссертации 1995

ایران تورکمنلرینینگ مدنیّتینینگ تاریخی (قرون XIX-XX)  – 2 – جلد II – دسرتاسیا – 1995-دا قورالدی.

تاریخ فرهنگ ترکمن های ایران (قرون 19-20)- 2 – جلد II – دسرتاسیا – 1995 طی شد.

Complite of my dissertation-Latin-türkmen Complite of my dissertation-تورکمنچه-Türkmençe
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