Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Gamzigrad-Romuliana, Palace of Galerius

Besides the palace, this site consists also of  fortifications, basilicas, temples, hot baths, memorial complex and a tetrapylon.

Mosaic of Venatores (Lion Hunters)
This postcard was sent from Finland by Sini

Gamzigrad-Romuliana is a Late Roman palace and memorial complex built in the late 3rd and early 4th centuries, commissioned by the Emperor Galerius Maximianus. The strong fortifications of the palace are an allusion to the fact that the Tetrarchy Emperors were all senior military leaders. The spatial and visual relationships between the palace and the memorial complex, where the mausoleums of the Emperor and his mother Romula are located, are unique. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1253/

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