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Misis Mosaic Museum

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Misis Mosaic Museum exhibits the works that were excavated

from Misis Tumulus, most notable are the mosaics that were on the floor

of a 4th-century temple in the ancient city of Misis. The museum is founded in 1959 in Yakapınar village on the far east end of Adana at the west bank of Ceyhan river.

At the museum various periods can be viewed in chronological

order and floor mosaics belonging to a Basilica located within the

boundaries of the Misis Ancient City is exhibited in situ. It was

discovered in 1956 and the mosaic covered area was revealed by Theodor

Bosset and Ludwig Budde from the German Archaeology Team who were

carrying out excavations at that time at the Misis Mound. At the very

centre of the composition there is a chicken coop built in the shape of a

table or a side table surrounded by 23 birds or fowls taken by Noah

onto his ship and behind this group there are various wild and domestic

animals. It is from the 4th century.

Misis Mosaic Museum has been enriched with the transfer of works which were taken to the Adana Archeological Museum

after the Misis Mound excavations and the mosaics which were previously

kept there, and by bringing together the dispersed architectural

elements found around the Misis.