Philatelic exhibition Philaserdica '79

Fischer 2481 | Michel 2627 | Scott 2337 | Year of issue 1979 | People's Republic of Poland

International philatelic exhibition "Philaserdica '79" in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The church of Saint George in Sofia


Sofia was originally a Thracian settlement called Serdica, named after the Thracian tribe of Serdi.
The 4th century red brick rotunda church of Saint George is considered the oldest building in Sofia. It is situated behind Sheraton Hotel amid the remains of the ancient town of Serdica. Three layers of frescoes have been discovered, the earliest dating back to the 10th century. Magnificent frescoes of 22 prophets over 2 meters tall crown the dome. At present, the church is a museum.


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