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The Roman mausoleum

The Roman mausoleum
  15 min.    110 Dimitar Hadzhikotsev St
Neighborhood:    Lozenets
Location:    42.675504800982445, 23.315705872998453
Objects nearby:    South Park
Public object / Private object:    Public
Pin  The Roman mausoleum

The mausoleum dates back to the Roman era, it was discovered in 2001 by accident, during the preparation of a construction site. In connection with the massive construction site in the area, a survey was also carried out for the presence of archeology on a 3000 sq.m. The site has been declared an archaeological monument of culture with a preliminary category of "national importance". The object is being conserved, and the space around it has been refined.

The Roman mausoleum is a rectangular vestibule from the north, consisting of three rooms. The central rectangular part has a conch at each end. In its southernmost part, there is an actual burial chamber - a crypt, with three massive stone sarcophagi. During the archaeological excavations, coins and ceramics were found, a gold belt end in the sarcophagi and a fragmented glass cup of the Diatreta vase type - the third example in Bulgaria. It seems that the members of a noble family from Serdika were buried here.

The mausoleum dates from the period between the last quarter of the 3rd century and the third quarter of the 4th century.

A visitor center was built by the Municipality of Sofia with an adjacent playground.