Byzantine art

Inns, mosaics found in Şanlıurfa

Archaeological surface survey and cleaning works in the ancient site of Kızılkoyun and the outskirts of a historic castle in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa's Haleplibahçe district have unearthed 133 inns and five mosaics. 

Rock tombs from the Roman and Edessa (Osrhoene) kingdoms have also been unearthed in the inns. 

A guardian of Syria's imperiled cultural heritage

Almost a decade has gone by since the first group of postgraduate students from the University of Damascus came under the guidance of Greek scientists from the European Center of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Monuments (EKBMM) in Thessaloniki to study and document splendid mosaic floors from the Early Christian period at the Syrian capital's National Museum.

Byzantine church unearthed in Burdur to reveal unknown about Christianity

A rock church discovered in Burdur's ancient city of Kremna has excited researchers for providing information about unknown a previously Byzantine presence in the regionA six-gate rock church that is home to wall paintings featuring Christian icons has been unearthed in the southern province of Burdur's Bucak district. 

Byzantine mosaics set to return to former glory

Byzantine-era mosaics unearthed in the ancient city of Stratonikeia will be open to visitors after the completion of restoration work, according to scholars in southwestern TurkeyMosaics dating back 1,600 years will soon provide another reason to visit the ancient city of Stratonikeia, one of the largest marble cities in antiquity.

Roman-era floor mosaic paved over with asphalt in Turkey's ?znik

A Roman-era floor mosaic discovered last year in Bursa's ?znik district was covered with river sand and asphalt after the ministry did not expropriate the areaThe entry point of a Roman-era floor mosaic discovered in September last year during sewage excavations in the northwestern province of Bursa's ?znik district has been paved over with asphalt by the municipality. 

A treasure trove of 'ancient' archaeology tucked away in Gaza

Gazan Nafez Abed is a self-taught archaeologist, preserver and restorer who crafts reproductions of ancient pieces he finds or has seen in museums. His work is so authentic that international experts have been wowed by his skillsNafez Abed's cramped workroom is filled with sculptures and mosaics with patterns from the Byzantine, Greek and Roman periods.