Museum of Mosaics in Devniya/ MarcianopolisPlease, note! This tour offer has expired. For similar tour offers currently available search here.
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 4 people
Specialty Categories: Museum Tours
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 10 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 10 Euro (EUR)
The Museum is built partly on the ancient foundations of a building erected at the end of the 3 century – the beginning of 4 century (the time of Constantine The Great) on the location of earlier buildings been destroyed during the Gotts invasions of 250–251. The walls of the residential rooms were covered by coloured paint and murals of plaster. Five of the building’s rooms and porticoes are covered with multi-coloured floor mosaics, one of the best examples of the Roman mosaic art of that period found in Bulgaria.
Three of these mosaics are displayed in the rooms where they have been found and the rest were transferred to a new carrying base following their conservation and partial restoration. The mosaics were made in the classical techniques opus tesselatum and opus vermiculatum out of small cube- shaped stones (tesseras) of marble, limestone, baked clay and coloured glass (smalta), in 16 colours. The mosaics depict mainly personages and scenes of the Greek and Roman mythology, exotic animals and birds, floral and geometric shapes.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
My price is 10 Euro per hour + petrol costs (air-conditioned car)
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