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Zeugma, which had its most glorious days in the 2nd century AD, was one of the 4 largest cities of the Roman Empire. Zeugma was truly a magnificent city, where high-ranking officers resided, as it was the headquarters of the 4th Legion, and rich merchants lived, due to its strategic advantages.


In this mosaic, unearthed during rescue excavations sponsored by Packard Humanities Institutes, figures of Eros, the god of Cup, are depicted on dolphins.


In this mosaic, which was found by smugglers and smuggled to the United States, Amphytrite is depicted on Triton, her child from Posseidon. Amphitrite is the queen of the Sea that surrounds the world. She belongs to the group of daughters of Nereus and Doris called Nereids. She was the conductor of her sisters' choir. One day, while Amphitrite was dancing with her brothers near the island of Naxos, Poseidon saw her and kidnapped her.


Silenos is the general name given to aged Satyros (nature daimons who are an integral part of Dionysus' entourage). However, it is also known that this name was given in mythology to a legendary hero who raised Dionysus. There is a lot of different information about the genealogy of Silenus.


To the right of Euphrates, the god of the Euphrates, a nymph is depicted lying on her side with her left elbow on the grass. A spring flows under the elbow of the nymph.


She is one of the sirens. His grave was shown in Naples. She threw herself into the sea with her sisters; The waves washed his body onto the beaches of Naples. A monument was erected for Him on the beaches of Naples. According to another version of the legend, Parthenope was originally a young girl from Phrygia.


The most important gods of the seas are depicted in this mosaic, which is thought to be the pool floor or dining room floor. At the top, Posseidon can be seen on the creature called Hippocam, which has a horse on the front and a fish on the back.


Perseus and his mother Danae, who managed to escape from the cruelty of his grandfather Acrisios with the help of Zeus, took refuge with Polydektes, King of Seriphos. While the young and legendary Perseus quickly became like the King's own son, his mother Danae blew Polydectes' mind and the King wanted to marry him.


Two figures of the mosaic, which was smuggled 36 years ago from the ancient city of Belkıs Zeugma, located on the banks of the Euphrates River and a part of which will remain under the Birecik Dam lake built within the scope of GAP, were mounted on a piece in the museum, brought from the USA. The two figures of the mosaic, which were brought from the USA, where it was kidnapped, on June 19, were mounted in the vacant places of the Gaziantep Archaeological Museum, which was located in the ancient city of Belkıs Zeugma in 1993 and were preserved with a large question mark, and made ready for the exhibition, with the work done by the experts of the Ministry of Culture. was brought.


In ancient times, Oceanos, the god of all open seas in the world except the Mediterranean, lived together with Tethys, who symbolized the female element in the sea. It is believed that all rivers and rivers in the world are formed from Oceanos and Tethys.


-A young man originally from Phrygia. Metiochos is famous for his immortal love with Parthenope, who was also from Phrygia. Metiochos was in love with a young girl named Parthenope, who swore to remain a virgin. Parthenope loved him too, but she did not want to break the great oath she had made.


In the legend, there are two people with this name, which etymologically evokes the whiteness of milk. The first is one of the daughters of Nereus and a mermaid goddess who plays a role in some Sicilian folk legends. Galateia, the white-skinned young girl living in the calm sea, was infatuated with the monster-bodied Sicilian Cyclops Polyphemos.

Belkıs/Zeugma Ancient City is located on the banks of the Euphrates River within the borders of Belkıs Village, Nizip District, Gaziantep Province. Built on approximately 20 thousand acres of land…