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“Gypsy Girl” set a record for the number of visitors during the holiday in Turkey

Visitors flocked to Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum during the Ramadan holiday in Turkey.

The world-famous Gypsy Girl mosaic exhibited at the Zeugma Mosaic Museum attracted nearly 40 thousand visitors during the 9-day holiday.

The Zeugma museum, where Roman-era fountains such as “Gypsy Girl” and “Mars statue” and mosaics found in villas by the Euphrates River are exhibited, was flooded with visitors during the Eid holiday.

"Gypsy Girl" set a record for the number of visitors during the holiday in Turkey
Photo: AA

The all-time daily record number of visitors, which was broken on the second day of Eid al-Fitr with 5,660 visitors, increased to 6,220 on the third day of the holiday.

Gaziantep Museum Director Özgür Çomak told AA correspondent that Zeugma Mosaic Museum, which was opened with the understanding of modern museology, is one of the most important museums of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Explaining that the most important three-dimensional mosaics of Roman and Greek mythology consisting of 13 different color scales are located in the museum, Çomak stated that the visitor density has gradually increased since the beginning of the year.

Çomak stated that the visitor density increased during the holiday and said:

“We think this momentum will increase until the end of the year. There was a very big, intense interest during the holiday. On the second day of the holiday, we reached the figure of 5,660, on the third day there was even more intense interest and we reached an all-time record number by hosting 6,220 visitors. On the third day of the holiday, we renewed the all-time daily visitor record.”

Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum Director Özgür Çomak

Stating that tourism has revived across the country and in the region this year, Çomak said, “We have hosted 93 thousand visitors since the beginning of the year. Especially spring and autumn is the period when our museum receives the most visitors. We expect to renew and surpass the record of 440 thousand visitors in 2022 in 2024 and expect at least 500 thousand visitors.”

Çomak stated that Zeugma is one of the first places visited by local and foreign tourists in the city and emphasized that it is one of the locomotive museums in terms of both regional and national tourism.

Cover Photo: : Adsız Günebakan/AA

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