Romania. Sarmizegetuza

I want to introduce you to an amazing place located in Romania. Meet Sarmizegetuza . A large number of artifacts, the presence of water in this city more than 2000 years ago and the amazing stone lunar calendars.

Gredishtya-Muncheluluy (Gradistea Muncelului), the top of the mountains Orastie (Hunedoara county, Romania), which are the remains of Sarmizegetuzy — The capital of pre-Roman Dacia, which was destroyed by the Romans in 106 BC. e.

Extensive excavations have been conducted since 1950. The settlement is situated at an altitude of 1200 meters and has a length of about 3 km. At the top there is a hexagonal stone fortress in the plan with the eastern and western gates and watchtowers. Inside uncovered the remains of wooden structures (for the garrison and the inhabitants had taken refuge from the enemy). From the east gate of the paved road led to the so-called. sacred fence — a complex of religious buildings 1 — The Beginning 2 centuries. n. e.

The most interesting in terms of two circular sanctuary. Smaller (diameter of about 12 m) is a circle of stone pillars, a larger (diameter of about 30 meters) — more concentric circles (of stone blocks, stone and wooden poles).
Grouping columns in the first sanctuary associated with astronomical observations Dacian in the second — with the ancient Dacian calendar.

Around the fortress and the home of the sacred enclosure located Dacian nobility, outbuildings, workshops. There are a lot of tools, painted ceramics, etc., various articles of bronze, iron, clay, as well as Greek and Roman coins, utensils and other items brought from the Black Sea cities of the Roman Empire.
Archaeological finds in places show a high standard of living Dacian society in the houses of the nobility was running water from the clay pipes.

After the capture of Dacia by the Romans built called GM small stone fortress, baths and other buildings.


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