Thursday, 6 September 2018

Relics unearthed near old Dacian capital

A group of Romanian archaeologists say they have unearthed a previously unknown road and building at the site of the ancient Dacian capital, Sarmisegetusa Regia, destroyed by the Romans at the beginning of the 2nd century A.D.
Researchers also found a quantity of ceramics, carbonized cereals, iron tools and agricultural tools. Built in the 1st centuries B.C. and A.D. in the Orastie Mountains in the Western Carpathians, the six fortresses that make up Sarmisegetusa Regia show a fusion of military and religious architecture. A gold discovery was reported in the 70s, when a worker found a Dacian coin. The communist regime published the discovery, and the news triggered a gold rush after the fall of communism. The site was listed in 1999 as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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