Rescuing Zeugma from the flood waters of the Euphrates – Thursday 5th September 2013

By Louise Schofield

Zeugma was an ancient trading centre on the Euphrates, founded in 300 B.C. by one of Alexander’s generals. In the 1980s, the Turkish government decided to build a series of dams on the Tigris and Euphrates and this is the tale of the rescue project and excavations.