A 1,800-year-old mosaic, which showed the sacrifice of Iphigenia, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra during the Trojan War in Greek mythology, was found at excavation works in the ancient city of Perge in Turkey’s Mediterranean region.
Perge excavations head and Antalya Museum Director Mustafa Demirel said a new mosaic was unearthed when the archeological team was working to open a shop in the west wing of the site.
“We have found a 1,800-year-old mosaic that depicts the sacrifice of İphigenia during the Trojan War in the city of ancient Perge. This finding, which makes us quite excited, was unearthed when we were working to open a shop in the west wing. We have found out that this was a sacred cult area,” he said.
Phigenia was the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra in Greek mythology.