Adana Misis Mosaic Museum

by Sercan Turan on Jul 03, 2020

Adana Misis Mosaic Museum

Misis Mosaic Museum is located between Adana and Ceyhan, on the historical Silk Road, at a distance of 26 km from Adana. Misis Mosaic Museum exhibits the most notable mosaics which are on the floor of a 4th century temple in the ancient city of Misis.


There are various animal depicitions at the Misis Mosaic Museum near the ancient city of Misis. This museum is completely a small mosaic museum in Turkey, but you should see the mosaics found in local excavations.

The main hall of the Misis Mosaic Museum is built around unique large floor mosaics depicting Noah and the flood, and the animals rescued in the Ark. Flower and geometric designs enhance the beauty of the mosaics.


Misis Mosaic Museum has been enriched with the transfer of works which were taken to the Adana Archaeological Museum after the Misis Mound excavations and the mosaics which were previously kept there, and by bringing together the dispersed architectural elements found around the Misis.

It is a museum where various periods can be viewed in chronological order and floor mosaics belonging to a Basilica located within the boundaries of the Misis Ancient City is exhibited in situ.

At the very centre of the composition there is a chicken coop built in the shape of a table or a side table surrounded by 23 birds or fowls taken by Noah onto his ship and behind this group there are various wild and domestic animals. It is from the 4th century.