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Sighisoara Fortress

Sighisoara, judetul Mures

Sighisoara is a medieval fortress with architectural ensembles made in rural Gothic style, but also in Renaissance and Baroque styles, which are the result of a constructive effort appeared later in t [read more]

Cetate, Categoria: Istoric
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Barsana Monastery

judetul Maramures, Maramures

The Monastery “Synaxis of the 12 Holy Apostles" from Barsana is a convent, located at 22 km southeast of the Sighetu Marmatiei city, at the exit of Barsana, to the Slatioara bridge, where t [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios | Biserica, Categoria: Religios
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Voronet Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Founded by Stefan cel Mare, Voronet Monastery church dedicated to "St. Gheorghe" is a synthesis of Byzantine and Gothic elements, made in an original manner. With a brilliant ingenuity, with [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA)

Delta Dunarii, judetul Tulcea

With Romania's adhesion to the Ramsar Convention in 1991, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA) was recognized as a wetland of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat. Taking into ac [read more]

Parc, Categoria: Natura
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Humor Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Situated at a distance of 5 to 6 km of Gura Humorului, Humor Monastery is one of the most famous foundations of the Romanian Middle Ages. It was built in 1530 by Toader Bubuiog, member of the divan of [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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Hurezi (Horezu) Monastery

Horezu, judetul Valcea

Among the historical monasteries, which decorates the Romanian ground, Hurezi Monastery is considered, along with its hermitages, the most representative architecture complex, defining the Brancoveanu [read more]

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Dinogetia - Garvan Fortress

judetul Tulcea, Dobrogea

AddressCom. Jijila, Sat Garvani,


Ptolemeu mentions on the left bank of the Danube, at the Siret River's mouth (territory of the current locality Garvan, 11 km from the city of Galati), Dinogetia former Geto-Dacian, then the Roman fortress. Originally the Dinogetia Roman fortress was situated left from the Danube, At Barbosi.

Also, the locality is mentioned by Not. Dign. (OR., XXXIX, 24) and by Geogr. Rav. (IV, 1, 17). Duting the time of Diocletian, the fortress enclosure was discovered almost entirely by archaeological excavations started by Gheorghe Stefan in 1939 and continued in 1949 by a group.

In the area were found a number of bricks with the stamp of legion I Iovia Scythia and around the fortress, a brick kiln dated with coins of Diocletian and Maximian. Bricks bearing the seal of the Legion V Macedonica, Cohors I Cilicium, Cohors II Mattiacorum and Classis Flavia Moesia, many pottery fragments and coins from the 1-3 AD century, testify the existence of a Roman fortress at "Bisericuta" before Diocletian, but its ruins were not recognized.

More buildings were erected in the fortress rebuilt by Diocletian, of which were uncovered by excavations the ruins of a praetorium, of a basilica, of the house ( "domus") of an aristocrat and outside, about 100 m SE from the precinct, near Latimea Brook, the ruins of baths. At the time of Anastasius and Justinian, the fortress, together with the basilica and other buildings inside, were restored.

Found in the superior pavement of the basilica, a significant number of bricks are stamped with the name of the emperor Anastasius, sometimes with the name of Altina, where very likely were made. The name of Flavios Gerontinos appears on a bronze balance. It was prefect of Constantinople in the time of Justinian (name that has been met at a general in Sucidava, Celei).

The fortress hardly recovered after it was destroyed by fire during the great invasion of kutrigurs of Zabergan (559). It has ceased to exist during the last decade of the VI century, under Maurice Tiberius. Roman fortress enclosure, abandoned in the VII century, has been reinstated since the end of the X century, with the restoration of some walls during the returning of the Byzantine to the Danube.

Early Medieval settlement was founded after the victory at Dorostoron (971), of Ioan Tzimiskes on Sviatoslav, Prince of Kiev and lasted until the second half of the XII century.

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