Turkey – Ancient Mysterious Skeleton Mosaic Found


 

A rare 2200 years old ‘skeleton mosaic’ dating back to the 3rd century BC was discovered by local archaeologists  in the southern province of Hatay, Turkey in the ancient Greek city of Antiocheia.

 

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Image: History Blog

The mosaic is believed to be the centerpiece of a dining room in an elegant villa and includes three scenes within an intricate border.

 

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Image: History Blog

In one scene, a skeleton is depicted with food and drink with the motto, “Be cheerful and live your life,” also written. To learn more about the discovery visit the History Blog and the Hurriyet Daily News