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February 11, 2013

The last days of Zeugma and Apamea

"This program captures the feverish work of the multinational rescue archaeology team that excavated low-lying areas of Zeugma and key portions of Apamea before inundation by the Birecik Dam, in Turkey".

The mosaics and architecture are amazing. The flooding of this area is truly a loss to mankind. The film asks: Since it was known for 2o years that this dam would flood the area and it would make all of the artifacts unreachable, why was such a short time allowed to investigate the site? This was a Middle Eastern society that was a central hub for trade early in our collective ancient history. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 58824-D 53 minutes

Posted by mcmike at February 11, 2013 01:55 PM

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