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Museum of Mosaics – Devnya

The Museum of Mosaics in Devnya was built on parts of the ancient foundations of a building decorated with different mosaics, built in the end of III – the beginning of IV century, in the place of earlier buildings, destroyed by the Gothic invasions in 251. It preserves a variety of Roman and early-Byzantine mosaics, which served as decorations of the floors and walls of different residential, public and religious buildings and tombs. The mosaics are made of small stones-cubes of marble, limestone, fired clay, and colour glass. They depict characters and scenes from the Greek and Roman mythology, exotic animals and birds, plant and geometrical motifs. In the halls of the museum, different materials related to the architecture of the building and the life of its inhabitants are exhibited.

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