Christian tomb with Lazarus murals found in Bulgaria

Published on July 24th, 2012 | by Admin

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An ancient Christian burial, complete with murals, has been unearthed in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv.

The archaeological find, provisionally dated 4th c. AD, is part of the southern necropolis of ancient Philippopolis and measures 1 by 2 metres.

Its two large walls are covered with a depiction of the Resurrection of Lazarus, painted in five colours.

The two short walls are covered with a number of Christian symbols, but the Lazarus murals are believed to be unique for Bulgaria, said archaeologist Maya Martinova.

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Story: Novinite | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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