Zeugma

Zeugma

Zeugma is an ancient city of Commagene; located in Gaziantep Province, Turkey. It was named for the bridge of boats, or zeugma, that crossed the Euphrates river at that location. The city was founded as a Greek settlement by Seleucus I Nicator, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, in 300 BC.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Gaziantep Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 3rd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Hellenistic

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine

Site Features: Roman Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Archeological Site of Zeugma

Date of Submission: 2012

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