Hurriyet Daily News
5 November 2014
ARABÜK – Anadolu Agency
Hadrianopolis was established in the first century A.D.
and served as a settlement until the eighth century
A.D. AA Photo
Unique floor mosaics that have been unearthed in a church in the ancient city of Hadrianopolis in the Black Sea province of Karabük’s Eskipazar district in Turkey have been opened to visitors.
“The church is home to mosaics which are as good as the ones in the ancient city of Zeugma in Gaziantep Within the scope of the restoration works, the mosaics in Church B were covered and opened to tourism. They can be visited now,” Karabük Culture and Tourism Director İbrahim Şahin said, referring to the ancient place of worship, which is merely known as Church B.
The ancient city was established in the first century A.D. and served as a settlement until the eighth century A.D.
Şahin said the excavations had been headed by Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs University Archaeology Department Professor Vedat Keleş.
“There are the earliest church examples of Anatolia in the area. We will hosts tourists there after taking some protective measures there,” he said.
Officials in Gaziantep recently stunned the cultural world with the revelation of three massive mosaics in Zeugma.