The Hatay Archaeology Museum is known for its extensive collection of Roman and Byzantine Era mosaics. Construction of the museum started in 1934, was completed in 1938. The museum was opened to the public in 1948 and re-opened in 1975 following renovation and expansion.
The tomb was excavated in the village of Sidomaran (now Ambarli Village).
The mosaic of Summer is one of the four seasons’ mosaics. In Greek mythology, Soteria is the goddess of safety and salvation, deliverance, and preservation from harm. Ananeosis (Awakening) is personified as a young woman. Iphigleneia in Aulis is the daughter of Agamemnon in Greek tragedy.
Buffet Mosaic (3rd cent. AD); various kind of food and Ganymedes who was the son of Tros of Dardania in Greek mythology. Narcissus and Echo (3rd cent. AD); Echo is standing on a rock and gazing at Narcissus, who seated on a rock with a lance. Oceanus and Thetis (4th cent. AD); Oceanus is the divine personification of the sea. Thetis is a daughter of Uranus and Gaia and wife of Oceanus. Heracles Strangling Serpents (2nd cent. AD); Heracles is strangling the snakes as they writhe and twist round arm.
Thalassa (5th cent. A.D) was the primeval spirit of the sea in Greek mythology. The Evil Eye (2nd cent. A.D) depicted as a huge eye being attacked by several animals. This man is horned and is carrying forked spits. Drunken Dionysus (4th cent. A.D) is the same as me.
Orpheus and Beasts (3rd cent. A.D); Orpheus is sitting on a rock playing his lyre. His melodies entranced the wild animals. Ganymedes; Zeus is shown carrying off the beautiful Ganymedes.
Went out of the exhibition room of the museum.
Eros and Psyche (3rd cent. A.D.); Eros is asleep under a tree on which he has hung his quiver. Psyche, with a bow in her hand is stealing towards her friend and reaching for his quiver.
After this museum, I went to the rock-carved Church of St Peter.