A 'roof' over the Great Basilica in Plovdiv

A 'roof' over the Great Basilica in Plovdiv

The design for a protective lightweight metal-and-glass protective cover for the Great Basilica in Plovdiv has been unveiled.

The Great Basilica, understood to date from the fourth to the fifth centuries, is the largest early Christian church yet found on the Balkans. The site is near Plovdiv’s 19th century Roman Catholic St Ludwig church.

Archaeologists working at the site in recent months have unveiled numerous discoveries, notably the beautiful mosaics at the site.../IBNA

Photo: A reconstruction of the inside view of the Great Basilica in the ancient city of Philipopolis in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv, 2015 / “Свети места” svetimesta.com

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