A 300 square meter floor mosaic belonging to the Late Roman-Early Byzantine period was discovered during excavation work in the central Anatolian province of Kayseri.
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In an October 27 statement, the municipality of Kayseri said that during archaeological excavations, examples of Late Roman and Byzantine houses, ornamental designs with floral and geometric designs, and Greek and Latin inscriptions were also discovered in the district of ‘Ä°ncesu of the city.
More than 10 pieces have also been discovered in the structure, which has around 300 square meters of solid mosaic floor tiles and is the largest mosaic in central Anatolia.
Two mosaic inscriptions were also discovered in the building following rescue excavations. A mosaic with Latin writing was located at the base of a rectangular building, while another mosaic with Greek writing was found on the floor of another partially preserved fortified building.
The Latin mosaic says: âOn the occasion of her 30th birthday and with our prayers that she will reach her 40th birthday. This building [Fabrica] was built under the guidance of his friend [Comes] Hyacinthe. You, O building, have now reached the most magnificent level.
The Greek mosaic reads: âEnter in a healthy wayâ or âEnter if you are healthy. “