Hatay Archaeological Museum, Antakya

The other thing that I did in Antakya was to visit the museum, which doesn’t look like much from the outside, but which houses, among other things, some amazing mosaics from nearby sites like Daphne, Seleucia Pieria (Samandağ), Antioch and Tarsus.

On arrival I discovered that one of the main mosaic rooms is closed as there is some conservation work being done (this was a definite theme of this short trip to Turkey). This was actually a bit infuriating, as that room contained one of the mosaics that I most wanted to see. However, as you can probably tell from the pictures below,  the rest of the collection was more than enough to beat me into submission, so despite that disappointment  I did have a great time in there.

Highly recommended.

The Sarcophagus of Antakya

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Mosaic of Isisac Ceremony, Daphne

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Personification of Apolausis (Joy), Daphne

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Mevsimler Mozayiği, Daphne

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The mosaic of Chresis, Daphne

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The Triumph of Dionysus (detail), Daphne

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Personification of Soteria, Narlica-Antakya

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Decorated Birds, Antakya

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Personification of Ge, Daphne

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Mosaic of Ananoesis (Awakening), Antakya

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Iphigenia in Aulis, Antakya

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A Dionysiac subject, Antakya

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Crouching Venus, Antakya

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Personification of Epicosmesis (Celebration). Antakya

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Tombstone

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Eros and Psyche, Samandağ

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Mosaic of Arethusa, Iskenderun

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Gladiators, Samandağ

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Dionysos, Antakya

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Season of Summer, Daphne

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The Sundial, Daphne

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The Seated Orator                                  The God of the Orontes River

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