Yvonne was the youngest and the most beatiful doughter of a roman commander living in Zeugma.Nicholas, a young merchant, was deeply in love with her.Everytime he went to india to trade silk he used to visit his sweetheart. on one of his usual visits, he said he wanted to take yvonne to Athens and settle there to start a family. It was so difficult for yvonne to decide to leave Zeugma ,one of the most fascinating cities of all times. To be away from friends was a dreadful idea for her , too. Separating from her sisters ,Charlotte and christine , would be the hardest of all . Nicholas told her that she had to decide before he returned from india . She had nearly a two month period to think about it. nobody in zeugma wanted her to leave as they were living like a big family . Also , they didn't want to lose the most beatiful member of the family . On the other hand , they knewthat is was Yvonne "s life and she was the one who should decide about her own life.At last nicholas stopped to talk to her on his way back home .yvonne said to him :"I love you deeply ,Nicholas but I can"t live in any other place except Zeugma ". I'll never forget you yvonne .I want to buy a vineyard for you in Seleukeia Euphrates.(Now its called the village "belkıs") Remember me whenever the grapes there turn green!! " he answered. no one knew if yvonne ever said "I wish Ihad accepted his proposal."
zeugma was situated in areasurrounded bykilikia.kappadocia and nothern syria.The romans conquared this region by abolishing the kommagene empire zeugma, the archaic city which has a 2300 year historical past , was founded on a 7000 square metre field .A bridge was establ,shed by the roman emperor Alexander the Great. so , zeugma means "bridge" .After his region was invaded by the romans,the importance of zeugma reached the highest level as a garrison .zeugma had been home for the roman commanders of high rank and that caused people to have rich and luxurious lives besides, it also became a trade city as it was on the silk route. during the excavations it was seen that zeugma was invaded by the sasaris and there had been a big fire in this region in those years.There had also been found ruins of the roman , byzantine and hellenistic periods. in the city ,which is now beneath the water of birecik dam ,four villas were found besides other historical works . on the living room floor of a reflect dionysus's wedding ceremony . Dionysus was the god of wine and vineyards in ancient greece. The villa has been put on display in the atatürk centenary culture park ; the other villas in the newly founded belkıs village, the statues and embossed mosaics in the gaziantep archaeological museum.