A dam was being built in the Turkish city of Zeugma which was about to cover a lot of land with water. Historians and archeologists knew this land possibly contained ruins from over 2 thousand years ago so they immediately started excavating and searching before it was completely covered with water. While excavating the land a team of archeologists discovered something breathtaking. Fearing that the ancient treasures of their town of Zeugma would be lost forever due to flooding caused by the dam, archeologists rushed to protect and conserve these items. Some of the intact glass mosaics date back to the 2nd century BC.