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“Christian Burial Tombs”

Early Christian Mausoleum
Ranked #5 of 32 things to do in Pecs
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Owner description: Sopianae, predecessor of Pécs in the Roman times had its late Roman Paleochristian cemetery included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in the year 2000. In their architecture and wall-paintings the excavated finds present the Early Christian burial architecture and art of the Northern and Western provinces of the Roman Empire. From among the Hungarian world heritage sites the Early Christian cemetery is the only one that has won itself a place on the UNESCO world heritage list in the category of culture-historical architecture.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Christian Burial Tombs”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

I was disappointed. They were displayed to their best advantage, but really there is not that much to see. There are loads and loads of burial tombs at Pamukkale in Turkey which give an idea of how they once looked, but do not let you see inside them. If it's hot outside, then cooling down by seeing them is not a bad idea.

Visited June 2012
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Kumamoto, Japan
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59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

I had a lot of difficulty finding the entrance to the tombs, but I'm glad I found them! It was very interesting and there were a lot of signs in English and German, as well as in Hungarian. If you are a history lover, this is a must!

Visited April 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Interesting to see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Reminded us of some of the burial tombs we saw in Turkey. Interesting perspective, nicely developed and presented; reasonable entry fee.

Visited April 2012
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Antwerp, Belgium
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A must see!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

World Heritage site, very well documented. You need some time for it, but the site is very interesting and tells more about the ancient Pécs.

Visited March 2011
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Crete, Nebraska
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“One thing worth seeing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2011

The site is split into three areas-the main site for the tomb (there's really only one that's worth seeing, but it is impressive), a hole in the ground nearby that contains a brick foundation that could be from anything, and what I guess is a museum (that seemed to be what it said on the tourist map), though it has no signs and was closed when I was there on a Saturday (though the door was open on Friday afternoon, but I foolishly saved it for a full day).

Visited October 2011
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