Greek mosaic of 'cheerful' skeleton found in Turkey
Turkey's state-run news agency says archaeologists have unearthed an ancient mosaic featuring a reclining skeleton holding a drink with the inscription in Greek: "Be cheerful, enjoy life."
|The mosaic was discovered in the ancient city of Antiocheia [Credit: AA]|
|The mosaic, which dates from the 3rd century BCE, was first discovered in 2012, when municipality was carrying|
out work to build a cable car in Antakya and found ancient remains [Credit: AA]
Anadolu quoted archaeologist Demet Kara as saying the mosaic is unique in Turkey but a similar one has been found in Italy.
Source: The Associated Press [April 22, 2016]