2,000-year-old mosaic found in Smyrna

Smyrna Izmir mosaic

As a result of the intelligence work carried out by the Odemisio (Οδεμήσιο, Turkish: Ödemiş) District Police Department teams in Smyrna (Σμύρνα, Turkish: İzmir) province, it was learned that a person was illegally selling historical artifacts, including mosaics.

The teams searched the house and its surroundings in the operation.

During the search, a two-thousand-year-old mosaic with black, white and red motifs, thought to belong from the Roman period, was found hidden in the field.
Smyrna Izmir mosaic

The police detained the suspect regarding the incident.

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