Cella Septichora Pécs

From the Mosque of Pasha Qasim, thruogh the Szepesy Ignác street we are walking to the Pécs Cathedral.

Szepesy Ignác Alley, Zsolnay Museum, Bishops’ Treasury and Csontváry Museum

Szepesy Ignác Street, Zsolnay Museum, Bishops’ Treasury and Csontváry Museum

Zsolnay Museum; The entrance of the museum and the upper relief, the interior of the museum and works on the garden.

Zsolnay Museum; The entrance of the museum and the upper relief, the interior of the museum and works on the garden.

Zsolnay museum is dedicated to the Zsolnay porcelain factory. It is located in the oldest residental building in Pecs which dates from 1324.

The Csontváry Museum

The Csontváry Museum

Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka (1853 – 1919) was a Hungarian painter who was part of the avant-garde movement of the early twentieth century. He was one of the first Hungarian painters to become known in Europe. I really love his works.

Walking throuogh the Janus Pannonius street.

Walking throuogh the Janus Pannonius street.

Entrance of Cella Septichora

Entrance of Cella Septichora

We didn’t know what Cella Septichora is. “It’s a Early Christian Cemetery, and here’s a world heritage site. Let’s get into this house.”

Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae); in the 4th century, a remarkable series of decorated tombs were constructed in the cemetery of the Roman provincial town of Sopianae (modern Pécs).

Going into the underground place of worship.

Going into the underground place of worship.

Standing on the place of worship.

Standing on the place of worship.

Ruins of the circular chapel in the early christian cemetery, Pécs Hungary.

Ruins of the circular chapel in the early christian cemetery, Pécs Hungary.

We are going to the next room, called Glass Pitcher.

We are going to the next room, called Glass Pitcher.

We are walking to the next room through the narrow tunnel. It’s called “Wine pitcher burial chamber.” I don’t know why they call it so.

Walking to the next room called “Wine pitcher burial chamber.”

Walking to the next room called “Wine pitcher burial chamber.”

Excavated exhibits on the passage; sarcophagus, vases, ornaments and coins. And imaginary old chapel model.

Excavated exhibits on the passage; sarcophagus, vases, ornaments and coins. And imaginary old chapel model.

The Pitcher Grave

The Pitcher Grave

Graves of the ancient times.

Graves of the ancient times.

These are important both structurally and architecturally, since they were built as underground burial chambers with memorial chapels above the ground.

Imaginary ancient picture

Imaginary ancient picture

It’s a nice painting, isn’t it? We are going to the St. Peter and Paul burial chamber through in front of this painting.

The entrance of St Peter and St Paul burial chamber

The entrance of St Peter and St Paul burial chamber

Explanation of the burial chamber

Explanation of the burial chamber

The tombs are important also in artistic terms, since they are richly decorated with murals of outstanding quality depicting Christian themes.

St Peter and St Paul burial chamber of Cella Sepitchora

St Peter and St Paul burial chamber of Cella Sepitchora

Ceiling paintings of the burial chamber

Ceiling paintings of the burial chamber

Burial chamber of the underground

Burial chamber of the underground

Murals on the burial chamber; The Fall of Adam and Eve, Daniel in the den of lions, Tree of life.

Murals on the burial chamber; The Fall of Adam and Eve, Daniel in the den of lions, Tree of life.

We are running out of time, let’s go out and to the cathedral.

Style of dress 4th century Pannonia

Style of dress 4th century Pannonia. Going to the exit through here.

Cella Septichora Map

Cella Septichora Map (If you go to the ruins, please use this map.)

Legend of Early Christian Cemetery

Legend of Early Christian Cemetery

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