Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bulgaria: Important Christian Archaeology Site Pops Up in Bulgaria

An ancient Christian burial site with preserved murals has been uncovered during excavation work for the electricity network of the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv.

The archaeological find, provisionally dated 4th c. AD, is part of the southern necropolis of ancient Philippopolis and measures 1 by 2 metres.

Its two large walls are covered with a depiction of the Resurrection of Lazarus, painted in five colours.

The two short walls are covered with a number of Christian symbols, but the Lazarusmurals are believed to be unique for Bulgaria, said archaeologist Maya Martinova.

Via http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=141125