Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover 1600-Year-Old Mosaic in Downtown Sofia

Archaeology | August 27, 2015, Thursday // 19:05|  views

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Bulgarian archaeologists discovered a unique, richly decorated, 1600-year-old mosaic during excavation works in downtown Sofia at the site of the ancient Roman city of Serdica.

The mosaic, which was uncovered below a concrete supporting block under the central Dondukov boulevard, has six colours and is made of natural elements.

Archaeologists suggest that the mosaic covered the floor of a central building belonging to the affluent citizens of Serdica, private bTV station informs.

A hypocaust underfloor heating system made of hollow canals used for transporting air heated at a special furnace, was uncovered under the mosaic.

The moisture under the concrete block presents the greatest challenge to archaeologists for the preservation of the mosaic.

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