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Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum

Mithat Pasa Mah. Sani Konukoglu Bulv., Sehitkamil Merkez, Sehitkamil, Gaziantep, Turkey
(342) 324 88 09
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Gaziantep
Type: Art Museums, Ancient Ruins
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Everything that other reviewers have said is true. This is a wonderful exhibition of the rescued mosaics of Zeugma, some in reconstructed settings of the original buildings that they were found in. It also makes you appreciate the lengths that looters will go to to remove parts of mosaics just to serve the selfish greed of the few. My favourite... More

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Dorset, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I had just no idea of the scale of the operation that was undertaken to rescue these amazing mosaics, rescuing them not just from the rising waters of the reservoir but also from the hands of the looters. The result is quite breathtaking in the quality of the mosaics and in the number and size of them. Beautifully presented in... More

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Barcelona, España
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Great exhibition of Zeugma Mosaics (there are mosaics from another places too, but the main collection is from Zeugma). The mosaics are incredibly in good condition and It's worth a long visit. Take the audio guide. There's also a short film about the mosaics but you have to pay and it's not open to everyone. I think they could find... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The museum building itself is modern and very welcoming, but once inside you're treated to history in the skilful form of mosaics. Some of the mosaics on show are simply stunning, huge in size and a mixture of colours and condition of the piece. The related story boards are very detailed and certainly improve the visit, which makes a nice... More

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Raleigh NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A beautiful, modern structure with amazing,preserved large mosaics----some laid out on the floor, others on the walls. Good overall views from the balcony and great photo ops. Only problem is finding the elevators and exits. Nice areas to relax and have refreshments under the covered sitting areas outdoors.

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Vienna, Austria
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A spacious state of the art museum. Everything written in English, and the audio guide provides interesting details about almost each mosaic and item ( also i rarely see ipods used as audio guides). Impressive mosaics and interesting stories about greek mythology. Would always recommend if you are in the city. It's best to go their by taxi or car... More

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Altoona, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

An excellent museum. It's mosaics, most of which were excavated from the ancient Roman city site of Zeugma are beautiful. I was amazed at the vibrant colors that remained in mosaics that are so very old.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Beautifully presented art and beliefs with helpful description. I am embarrassed to say that after days of going round many actual sites under the baking sun - this was a comfortable way to concentrate on the essence of their finest works. An absolute must see. The clarity of how they depicted important mythological stories is to be respected. To think... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This museum is not to be missed. If Gaziantep is not on your itinerary, I would recommend a special journey, just to visit this museum. This museum is well lit and the manner in which the mosaics are displayed is spectacular. It is also well worth while to visit the site of Zeugma, not far from Gaziantep. Most of Zeugma... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had no idea that I would step into such a fabulous museum. The array of mosaics on display is brilliant, the museum is well laid out, modern and not crowded (what a bonus). Be warned tickets are single use so when you get to the top floor you need to walk across to the second building over the walkway... More

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