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sladys
03-08-2013, 04:43 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile31386/Church-of-St-Petka-of-the-Saddlers-in-Sofia.htm>Church of St Petka of the Saddlers in Sofia</a></b><br><br>The Church of St Petka of the Saddlers (Bulgarian: Църква Света Петка Самарджийска) is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.<br />
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It is a small one-naved building partially dug into the ground located in the very centre of both the modern and the antique city, in the TZUM subway. The church features a semi-cylindrical vault, a hemispherical apse, and a crypt discovered during excavations after the Second World War. The walls are 1 m thick and made from brick and stone.<br />
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The church was first mentioned in the 16th century and was constructed at the place of a former Roman religious building. It is today a monument of culture known for its mural paintings from the 14th, 15th, 17th and 19th century depicting biblical scenes.<br />
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The church is dedicated to St Petka, an 11th century Bulgarian saint. The Church of Saint Petka acquired its present name due to it being a patron of the saddlers in the Middle Ages, who performed their rituals in the church.<br />
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_St_Petka_of_the_Saddlers<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=112807/404329sat.jpg>

sladys
03-08-2013, 04:43 AM
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