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The Haleplibahçe Mosaics Museum

The Haleplibahçe Mosaics Museum Review

A recently discovered Byzantine villa in the Haleplibahçe district, just beyond Gölbaşı, has revealed a wealth of mosaics. You enter via what was a long porch and can check out the mosaics depeciting the life of Achilles, including his mother holding him by the heel and dipping him in the waters of the River Styx. Just beyond is a large hall, with damaged mosaics flanked by the remains of two fountains. At the very rear is a magnificent scene of Amazon queens hunting wild beasts.

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  • Address: Northwest of the Fish Lake, beyond the Al Ruha Hotel Şanlıurfa
  • Hours: Sunrise–sunset
  • Location: Şanlıurfa (Urfa)
Updated: 11-25-2013

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