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News: Turkey
View of the mosaic floor that came to light in Laodicea.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

An exceptional mosaic came to light in Laodicea

During construction work

All over Asia Minor, ancient findings from the Byzantine, Hellenistic or Roman era are often accidentally discovered.

This time, an exceptional floor mosaic was discovered in Laodicea, which, following an initial examination by archaeologists is thought to be from a gymnasium.

When a local started to dig the foundations of a building and asked for the necessary permit to build on his plot of land, the archaeological service found out that an archaeological treasure was concealed under it.

The building has been temporarily covered with a tarpaulin for protection until the spring when the archaeological service starts work on it and subsequently exhibits it to the public.