Eros mosaic found in southern Turkey
|The fishing Eros mosaic is said to be the one and only in the world [Credit: Hurriyet/DHA]|
The Adana Museum Directorate has initiated archaeological excavations in the region where the mosaic was discovered. One week ago the existence of a villa was determined in the area. The villa was thought to be owned by a top state official and the Eros mosaic was revealed when a part of the villa was excavated.
Yumurtalık Deputy Mayor Erdol Erden said the Eros mosaic was found during a one-week excavation. “We found young and adult Eros figures in the villa. Experts say that these figures were the first and only such figures in the world,” Erden said.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News [February 20, 2013]