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Butoiesti Butoiesti
A few years ago Adrian did some research on Butoiesti, Mehedinti County, together with the well known specialist Exp. Arh. Dr Dorel Petrus Bondoc. Adrian has recently been to the site again, in order to search for more data.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 23rd June 2014




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The story, told to Adrian by a local villager, Mr Belbitza and his daughter Laurentzia, is that about 1985, the old man found on top of the hill a treasure of about 400 Roman coins and a few old fireplaces. He led Adrian to the site, and they found a lot of Bronze age pottery and a some Daco-Roman pottery, but because of the rank vegetation Alexis will have to come back at a better time, perhaps in February next year.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 23rd June 2014




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It seems that here was a bronze age settlement, and maybe, later, another one, but still the Alexis team will search for the missing Roman Castrum Admutrium, the area being believed to be around the junction of the Motru and Jiu River, where the Castrum should be.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 23rd June 2014









Butoiesti Church

This is an abandoned church at Butoiesti, about 10 km west of Filiași, on the main road from Craiova to Drobeta Turnu-Severin.

Altitude 134 metres, 44.58868N 23.34164E.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 16th March 2008







Tabla village, on the left bank of the Motru River, part of the huge Butoiesti village, where there are the remains of an ancient site

Butoiesti

Google Earth image of the two areas on the east and west of Tabla village.

Photo: Google Earth




Butoiesti

Google Earth image of the larger Butoiesti site.

Photo: Google Earth




Butoiesti

On a rainy day, the Alexis team set off to search for an ancient site around Tabla village, on the hills on the left bank of the Motru River.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 30th October 2009




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General view of the site to the east of Tabla village.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 30th October 2009




Butoiesti

On the eastern part of Tabla village, we found a small bronze age site, as well as a few Roman artefacts.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 30th October 2009




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However, in the western part of the village the team also found similar items. Dr Gheorghe says this means that today's village is placed directly over the ancient site, because the ancient artefacts are found on both sides of the village.

This photo shows Dorel Bondoc on the western side of the village, where no artefacts were collected, since this was a preliminary exploration, taking only images and GPS points, in order to facilitate future searches.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 30th October 2009




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There are some poor roads in the area of Tabla village, especially on this rainy November day.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 30th October 2009









The village of Buicesti, part of the huge village of Butoiesti, on the right bank of the Motru River

In the western part of the greater Filiași town area, there is a large village, known as Butoiesti, where Dorel Bondoc and Adrian Gheorghe are ready to search for an ancient Romans' site, not so well known in the area, Buicesti village.

Butoiesti Church



Photo: Google Earth




Butoiesti

General view of the site, between:

Altitude 148m, 44° 33' 57.8" N, 23° 21' 22.8" E and altitude 147m, 44° 33' 55.9" N, 23° 21' 34.9" E



Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 24th October 2009




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Lower down, in the confluence of the two valleys which bordered the hill with the site, there is a water-source (every ancient site has a water source near by) marked on the GPS as:

alt=135m, 44° 33' 54.9" and 23° N. 21' 37.2" E



Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 24th October 2009




Butoiesti

Dorel, together with local people are looking for the ancient site, possibly before the Bronze age, perhaps the stone age, on a hill bordered by two valleys, with a water source just below it.



Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 24th October 2009




Butoiesti

Even though the team was on the banks of the Motru River, and searched along the entire borders of the Butoiesti, including Butoiesti, Tintaru, Pluta, Buicesti and so on, they did not find any Roman sites.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 24th October 2009










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