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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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Photograph by AA Photos

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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

How Old is Ashgabat?

Goddess woman in Parthian Empire

Goddess woman in Parthian Empire

Toronto – Dr. Khangeldi Ovnuk:

Introduction: In the earlier indepandend Turkmenistan, in the year 1992-94 at the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, the country appellation debate over the historical name of the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat (Ashkabad) was taken.

One of the experts of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, S. G. Aqajani, unlike theorists A well-known Russian scientists. A. Maroshenko and A.Potseluyevsky , in naming Ashkhabad city based on the “- up comes from the presence of the Russians, who since 1881 has started!” Were questioned, with this view, he is the ancient name meaning city “Ashk” to “Eshq /love/”,” which is derived from the ancient era empire “tears /Ashk/” is, fundamentally different !!. Read more…

Some versions of the epics of the book “Dedekorkut”, which it has cared in foreign countries!

Dr. H. Ownuk - Toronto

Dr. H. Ownuk – Toronto

Toronto-Dr. Hangeldi Ownuk: Note: The original version of this article in the Turkmen language on the alphabet Russian Cyrillic script that in those days it was customary in Turkmenistan still Cyrillic alphabets was presented to the conference. And then it had been returned to the languages Turkish Turkey, Latin Turkmen, English, Russian and Persian. This article was published in the research institutes of the world. Including:

1. ГОРКУТ АТА, – 1500,. Макалалар йыгындысы, (Hangeldi OWNUK, “Gorkut ata eposynyñ daşary ỳurtlardaky warianty”), “Магарыф”, A.:-1999 м. (Konfrensiỳa).
2. PDF – 7682 Ovnuk, Hangeldi, Gorkut Ata Destani’nin yabanci ülkelerdeki..
3. PDF:Gorkut ata Konferensi” Aşgabat-1999 ý.,
4. SahypaOVNUK, Hangeldi, “Gorkut Ata” Eposınıŋ Daşarı Yurtlardakı Variantı…
5. T. C. Başkanlık Atatürk Kültür, Dil v Tarıh Yüksek Kurumu: – “ATATÜRK KÜKLTÜR MERKEZI», ve “II item file”,
6. Türkçe metni “Gorkut ata destani’nin yabanci ulkelerdeki varyantlary…”
Ayry Kayanaklar:
1. Dogu Kitabevi
2. Sanat Kitabevi
Dedekorkut ata

Dedekorkut ata

Text: According to legend, one of the historians of the sixteenth century that says: “- in the period close to the time of Prophet Muhammad, between the tribes of Oguzs character as the “Dedekorkut” has emerged. He has written a book that the book’s language Oguz tribes “Dedekorkut” known.”[1]

The epics of “Gorkutata (Dedekorkut)” which as is dates back to near the period of the Prophet Muhammad, many periods through the centuries at the heart of the mysterious and created in multiple events, of heroism and bravery, of adjectives human and moral message was known. This epic mainly from the 14th century to the 16th century has been written to consideration of the world. This epical written works over time, many researchers carefully and historians and has attracted. Read more…

Welcome, to the largest search engine, on the Turkish system!

Toronto – Hojanepes News: Administrator’s webs name on the largest search engine “About whom (Kim Hakkinta)? …” Individuals in Turkish, with the inclusion of web publications “Diwan-i Jahansha Haghighi” about biography, as well as its inclusion in “Idel bin web Search”. …

Kim Hakkinda

Welcome, to the largest search engine, on the Turkish system!

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