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Tomb of Silistra
Tomb of Silistra
Tomb of Silistra


What: Tomb
Where: Bulgaria, Silistra
When: Rome

A wonderful tomb was discovered by the present city of Silistra, left to us by the Ancient Romans. The building that survives dates from the beginning of the 4th century and is one of the richest in these lands. It is unique with its richly painted walls. The artist was influenced in his art by the traditions inherited in these parts even from the ancient Greeks.
In the beautiful paintings on the walls called murals one discovers geometrical, animal and human figures, hunting scenes, a family couple and their servants. Look around and you will notice that nine rectangular panels have been formed on the walls of the tomb. In the central panel the hand of the artist has depicted the figure of the master and his wife. The remaining eight panels represent servants. There are also couples of doves and the peacocks featured there are symbols of immortality.
The exceptional tomb has survived time and has reached us entirely preserved back from the period of Late Antiquity.


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