Thursday, April 6, 2017


Getting an unexpected postcard from a missing UNESCO site is the ultimate and supreme joy of every UNESCO collectors. The Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae) was the only hungarian site I was still missing. Many, many thanks Éva.
The Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae) were added to the WHS list in 2000. 

Foto: Tám László
HU-122276, sent by Éva.
These are the ruins of a Late Roman Tomb Chapel.
Originally the entire building functioned as a burial chamber, however, it was rebuilt around 390 AD, when a stone altar was erected in its sanctuary, after which it was used exclusively as a chapel. Burials took place outside the building in tombs erected from stone or bricks. Over a hundred graves were uncovered during the excavation. Some of these can be viewed here, among them the grave of a mother with her child as well as a child's separate tomb. - in:

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