|UNESCO #1253 - Gamzigrad, Palace of Galerius (4th Century) - SERBIA|
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Gamzigrad - SERBIA - UNESCO #1253
Today I received a big envelope with another extraordinary swap, this time sent from Serbia by Ratka - she scouted the whole Belgrade looking for UNESCO cards for me and found in a museum shop a 8 card collection with all the World Heritage Sites in that country and some of the tentative sites! This one shows the archaeological site near Zajecar in eastern Serbia, the residence of Roman emperor Galerius (that named it Rex Romuliana). Thank you very much Ratka for looking for this cards for me, they're awesome. This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
The Late Roman fortified palace compound and memorial complex of Gamzigrad-Romuliana, Palace of Galerius, in the east of Serbia, was commissioned by Emperor Caius Valerius Galerius Maximianus, in the late 3rd and early 4th centuries. It was known as Felix Romuliana, named after the emperor’s mother. The site consists of fortifications, the palace in the north-western part of the complex, basilicas, temples, hot baths, memorial complex, and a tetrapylon. The group of buildings is also unique in its intertwining of ceremonial and memorial functions.