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The Dacian Fortress from Gradistea, Gorj County

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Adrian Gheorghe and Alina Negoe, led by Arch. Dr. Florin Ridiche from Oltenia Museum went to Gradistea village in Gorj County. Starting from the village of Obislav, 2 km to the south west and 2 km south of the main road, on an ancient road for the droving of animals, they climbed the hills there, through wild forest, with great difficulty.

They rediscovered an ancient Dacian fortress, in the middle of the forest. It gives a better understanding of the Dacian people to first climb to its fortress, deep in the forest, up the hills or mountains, to places where they resisted the Roman army during the Daco-Roman war.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 16th October 2010




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The fortress is empty, with only the shallow remains of specialist digs there, and a few ancient bricks, known in Romania as Chirpici. Dr Ridiche pointed out the ancient gate of the fortress, the clay wall to protect it,and the specialist digs in the area.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 16th October 2010




Gradistea fortress
No artefacts were found here, as Dr Ridiche said that the fortress was empty except during the times of Roman attacks on the Dacian people. The Dacian army was concentrated here, but the Romans won the battle, and the fortress was destroyed by the Romans.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 16th October 2010




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Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 16th October 2010










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