HATAY, 27 July (BelTA - Anadolu Agensy). - A record-setting floor mosaic is the newest star in Türkiye's southern Hatay province, at the crossroads between southern Anatolia and the Middle East.
The Mosaic of Coexistence in Hatay, southern Türkiye earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest floor mosaic made of natural marble and now is set to draw more visitors to this colorful, multicultural province.
It was assembled by the Hatay Municipality and the city's Mustafa Kemal University.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Hatay Mayor Lutfu Savas said that the 1,600-square-meter (17,222-square-foot) mosaic combines natural marble stones of various colors brought from 44 cities, and it was completed this March, after seven months of work by some 300 people.
Noting that the mosaic reflects the city's thousands of years of history, Savas said: “We have both body_abstract and concrete historical facts (represented) in the mosaic.”
“We wanted to bring together the important events, mythological values, and accumulated (heritage of) civilizations of the city in a mosaic,” he added.