Unique Byzantine mosaics unearthed in Bulgaria

October 9th, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI  

Sofia (Bulgaria), Oct 9 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has discovered unique mosaics from Byzantine times during excavation work in the town of Kyustendil in Bulgaria.

According to a report by Sofia News Agency, the beautiful findings, which are drawn mainly with geometrical figures, once tiled the floors of official halls in a Byzantine private house, experts reported.

The names of the homes owners are written on the mosaics and it is the first time when such artifacts have been discovered in Bulgaria, the chief archaeologist Rumen Spasov explained.

The names we could read are Diofanes and Diogenia, who probably were among the riches people at the time, she added.

Spasov said that the building unearthed testify to the attack of the leader of the Hunnic Empire
Attila (406 - 453) on these territories.

The team of archaeologists has worked on the terrain for about six months. (ANI)

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