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Mosaics of Zeugma

By nonur  
These mosaics were shot in the Zeugma Museum in Gaziantep. Many of them are quite large carpet size floor mosaics except the first depicting the head of a gypsy girl. As you can imagine, it was very difficult to get decent shots of them, so I had to make adjustments using PS.

V7, V8, and V9 are uploaded to show their scale and the way they are displayed. Please go to my Saturday Shadow shot for comprehensive info: link
Thank you for seeing.

Tags: Photo journalism Turkey Specialist Mosaics Gaziantep Zeugma Museum Zeugma Mosaics

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
4 Nov 2013 1:49AM
They are very beautiful works of art. V1 is my favourite but it is so interesting to see the others and the way they are displayed.

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This is a great set of these Roman mosaics. When Karen and I were in Tunisia, we saw many....some in the Bardo Museum, and many in excavations. My favorites are V1 &2

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
4 Nov 2013 5:24AM

Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
4 Nov 2013 6:40AM
An excellent series and well done for managing such good photos under difficult conditions. It amazes me that anything so delicate could survive 2000 years in such good condition. It is particularly amazing that in England some have survived especially given the weather conditions and farming practices in this small country of ours.

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
4 Nov 2013 7:33AM
A most interesting documentary set of images.

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2013 7:38AM
Do love mosaics, your lucky to have such a fine collection of antiquity near you. Great images. Peter.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 Nov 2013 7:52AM
I agree with Andy's {Andysnapper} comments in full: such interesting subject matter and so well captured.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2013 8:30AM
Both interesting and beautiful...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
4 Nov 2013 8:36AM
This is such a beautiful set of these ancient works of art, Nezih!
Wonderfully captured.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
4 Nov 2013 8:39AM
what a fabulous set...assume they are wonderful that thye have been preserved SmileSmileSmile
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
4 Nov 2013 9:19AM
Wow! what a collection, beauty to behold, lovely work…..WinkWinkWink
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2013 9:27AM
An Art lesson to follow a History lesson!
These are very beautiful, Nezih, and I can only admire the hard work you have devoted to photographing and presenting them.
I keep returning to V1. The damage to the mosaic has concentrated our gaze on the eyes; the effect is quite hypnotic.
Excellent work.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2013 9:51AM
Each image a delight to look at an dmarvel at the skill of those who made this fine pieces of art.
I did enjoy reading about Zeus and Europe and seeing the mosaic.
I love V7 too seeing the museum in it's surroundings.
Excellent collection the high ISO 1600 working well here. Nicely taken and presented
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
4 Nov 2013 10:23AM

Quote:Excellent collection the high ISO 1600 working well here. Nicely taken and presented

Thank you, John. This piece was displayed in a separate dark room, so it was shot at ISO 1600.
well taken historical shots Nezih each a story on it's own.

saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
4 Nov 2013 12:40PM
A fascinating set, Nezih. I echo Bill's comment about the eyes in v1, which also looks like an un-finished jigsaw puzzle.

ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
4 Nov 2013 1:04PM
Beautiful mosaic work and excellent photography....thanks for sharing
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
4 Nov 2013 3:14PM
A superb piece of work on two fronts - by the artisans who created the mosaics in the first place, and by your capture of them to share with us here. Well done, Nezih.


Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2013 3:33PM
Great mosaic's Nezih, well capturedSmile

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
4 Nov 2013 3:33PM
Intricate work in these mosaics Nezih.
An interesting set.
xwang 9 56 8
4 Nov 2013 4:58PM
Fantastic! You've done a great job, Nezih. I know that they are very difficult to take .. very well done!
4 Nov 2013 8:18PM
Sorry to say that but these are not Romans mosaics but Greek ( just read the letters and the names of the heroes in these mosaics) ! Nevertheless your captures are excellent !
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2013 8:26PM
A superb, well captured and informative series, Nezih.

UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2013 8:44PM
Great set Ron.,. Love the subject matter. Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
4 Nov 2013 9:02PM

Quote:Sorry to say that but these are not Romans mosaics but Greek ( just read the letters and the names of the heroes in these mosaics) ! Nevertheless your captures are excellent !

No need to be sorry, George. Romans were only invaders and conquerors of the city. You only need to click the provided link to see that it says: "The ancient city of Zeugma was originally founded as a Greek settlement by Seleucus I Nicator, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, in 300 BC."
5 Nov 2013 8:23AM
Fantastic series Nezih, great to still be able to find these wonderful Mosaics Have a good day dear friend. Patricia Grin

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