Archaeologists find 2,400-year-old mosaic of skeleton drinking wine, saying 'enjoy your life'

Archeologists discover 2,400 year old mosaic.
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A delightful 2,400-year-old mosaic discovered in southern Turkey might very well be the original YOLO. In ruins originally uncovered in 2012, archaeologists have found tiles that depict a skeleton reclining with a pitcher of wine and loaf of bread alongside Greek text that reads, "Be cheerful, enjoy your life."

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Archaeologist Demet Kara told Daily Sabah that the mosaic was located in the dining room of an upper class house from the 3rd century B.C. While a similar mosaic has been seen in Italy, the cheerful skeleton is the first of its kind to have been found in Turkey.

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