Gaziantep Things to Do

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    Zeugma Mosaic Museum

    by June.b Written Mar 26, 2013

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    It’s a long walk from my hotel (Ugurlu Hotel) to the Zeugma Museum, took me less than half an hour of walking, but the weather is nice so no sweat. The museum is located at the back of the train station, from the other side of the train track.

    This is one of the highlights of the city of Gaziantep, in fact, it’s my main purpose stopping by this city on my way to Midyat and Mardin. The museum is a modern-architecture building and it’s huge. I was the first to enter, not much people during the March (2013) I was there.

    The Zeugma Museum is the largest mosaic museum in the world and houses an awesome Roman mosaic collection in its more than 7,000sqm space, in 3 floors. The mosaics were salvaged from the rich and cosmopolitan ancient Roman city of Zeugma. A city founded by a general under Alexander the Great in 300BC.

    Most of the works are laid out on the floor, lots of them big ones like an area of a typical bedroom, and there are also mosaic assembled and framed on the walls. The best display is very much secured inside a dark room, it’s called the “Gypsy Girl”, illuminated by a faint light.

    The museum opened to the public on September 2011.

    Entry fee is TL8, it’s a must see in Gaziantep.

    You may want to watch this video before seeing the mosaic collections in person - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUJ7PHCNOVs

    The famous The museum bulding Inside the museum. Mosaic displays on the floors.
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    Halfeti and Rumkale

    by traveloturc Written Jun 9, 2006

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    The waters of the dam of Birecik is threaten the district of Halfeti and some parts of the city
    are already under the water .Its sad to see a district that sunk.
    Rumkale is located at the point where Merziman joins the Euphrates (Firat) river. the settlement dates back to 840 BC and was built by the Hittites. Rumkale later lived under the domination of the Assyrians, Meds, Persians, Romans and the Arabs. It is said that St. John, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus, tried to spread Christianity in the region by using this settlement as a base. Rumkale is the largest of all fortresses in the area

    under water rumkale

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    zeugma

    by traveloturc Written Jun 9, 2006

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    10 km away from Nizip (soap and olive oil district) you can reach to the remains of the old city of Belkis or (Zeugma) These remains dating back to the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine times. The old city issued coin on their name.In the recent excavations they discover very imporatnt mosaic works of Dionysos and the statue of Mars which is in Antep Museum now.The water of the dam of Birecik submerge this old city

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    Gaziantep Museum

    by traveloturc Written Jun 9, 2006

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    This museum becomes after the discoveries from Zeugma .The government transferred the most important mosaic works of Zeugma to this museum .With the new exhibition center this museum becomes the 3 th biggest and important mosaic museum after Antakya

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    Libraries Week 19-25 March...

    by evliyasems Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Libraries Week 19-25 March / GAZÝANTEP

    Nauruz Bairam 21 March / GAZÝANTEP

    Tourism Week Celebrations 15-22 April / GAZÝANTEP

    National Children Drawing Competition 23 April / GAZÝANTEP

    National Photograph Competition 1 -31 May / GAZÝANTEP

    Hýdýrellez Culture and Spring Bairam 6 May / GAZÝANTEP

    Museums Week 18-24 May / GAZÝANTEP

    Video Projection and Cinema Days 1 June-31 August / GAZÝANTEP

    Ahilik Culture Week 8 -14 October / GAZÝANTEP

    Ýslahiye's Liberty Celebrations 13 November / GAZÝANTEP

    Liberty Celebrations 22-25 December / GAZÝANTEP

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    zoo in Antep

    by traveloturc Written Jun 9, 2006

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    With the efforts of old Mayor Gaziantep has one of the most important zoos of Turkey
    If you have a spare day to spend in Antep I suggest you specially to visit the "birds division "

    black swan very serious

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    Anadolu Evleri ( Anatolian houses)

    by traveloturc Updated Jun 9, 2006

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    This is also a typical whealthy antep citizen house which was converted as a "boutique hotel" Some of the rooms serve as a museum for old turkish life style

    weaver anatolian house

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