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Preservation of The Roman Tomb in Silistra

Author(s): Ivan Vanev
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Architecture, Library and Information Science, Preservation
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: This study traces the history of the conservation of the Roman tomb in Silistra, unearthed in 1942. The earliest conservation works were led by experts from the National Museum, Sofia. A number of either unpublished or less known records attesting to the interventions and covering the trends in the preservation of the mural paintings at the tomb over the last seven decades are presented. The grave problems facing the protection of such monuments in this country are due to the flaws in the system of protection of Bulgaria’s heritage sites for want of a sustainable strategy. In such a discouraging context, entrusting the management of the tomb to Silistra Municipality in 2011 could prove to be a step in the right direction. From that moment onwards, local authorities in their own right, enlisting professional organizations and experts to help, have been able to initiate and coordinate all forthcoming initiatives related to the protection of this exceptional monument.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 28-38
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bulgarian