BULGARIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE
Before the Bulgarian state was established, a Greek-Roman civilization existed on our
lands. In Bulgaria there are a lot of remains of Greek and Roman towns, beautiful
sculptures and mosaics. The best preserved of all ancient buildings is the ancient
Roman theatre in Plovdiv.
The ancient theatre of Trimoncium is situated in the saddle between the two hills
Djambaz and Taxim. Built under the rule of Emperor Trayan (beg. of II c.), this is one of
the best preserved to the present day ancient theatres in the world.
Its viewing quarter (theatron) is amphitheatrical and is divided into two tiers, each of
which consisting of 14 rows of seats carved from marble, divided into sectors by the
stairs going down to the stage. The two tiers are divided by a wide horizontal aisle.
On the side of the stage, there is a two-storey building called schene, with side wings.
Inscriptions and exquisite sculptures have been found, which a
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