Friday, August 05, 2011

Sofia Metro Digs Unveil Precious Roman Mosaic

A unique Roman mosaic with a stylized crown of laurels from the 4th century A.C. has been found by archeologists in the very heart of Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

The 30-square-meter mosaic is located underneath the central Maria Louisa Boulevard and was discovered during construction works for the Sofia subway.

The head of the archeologists, Mario Ivanov, from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS, announced the find, saying the colors, at places, are very well preserved and the mosaic was the floor of the ceremonial room in the home of a wealthy family.

The archeologists are still unsure if the family was close to Emperor Constantine the Great because no written sources have been discovered, with Ivanov saying they were for sure local dignitaries who might have had connections with the Emperor.

More at Novinite

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