In Turkey, the ruins of a building, animal figures and other artifacts were found during excavations of an orange grove on the outskirts of the city of Hatay. With the help of perfectly preserved mosaics it was possible to establish the name of the temple of the VI century – the Church of the Holy Apostles.
According to the Daily Sabah, the archaeological monument was discovered in 2007, and only after that official excavations began.
“During excavations in the church this year, another section of mosaics was discovered. The painting, made by a slave in honor of liberation, depicts peacocks and the heavens,” said Aishe Ersoy, director of the Hatay Archaeological Museum.