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Piscul Cazacilor

Together with Dorel Bondoc the Alexis team searched the area near Botosesti Paia, the site known as Piscul Cazacilor.

Piscul Cazacilor



Piscul Cazacilor area.

Photo: Google Earth


Piscul Cazacilor

This is a draft map of the site Piscul Cazacilor, a huge area with Roman artefacts which is over two kilometres long.

North is to the bottom of this sketch map.

It includes the ancient Roman road connecting Drobeta with Craiova. The site is placed in the northern third of the the Piscul Cazacilor hill, and also on the left bank of the Paia River, to the north of the main site. The ancient Roman road is near the modern road coming from the north, from Botosesti Paia village.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th October


Piscul Cazacilor

There are a lot of Roman Artefacts in the area, including pottery, bricks, and dressed stones, and it seems to be a huge Roman village here, perhaps an ancient Roman Statio, placed beside the ancient Roman road.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th October


Piscul Cazacilor

Dorel Bondoc, searching the artefacts area, on a cold, rainy and windy day.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th October


Piscul Cazacilor

General view of the Paia River, flowing from south to north, around the main site of Piscul Cazacilor

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th October


Piscul Cazacilor

General view of Piscul Cazacilor, with the Paia River to the right, coming from the south.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th October




Urdinita Village area

near Botosesti Paia village in the Piscul Cazacilor area

Piscul Cazacilor

Not very far north of Botosesti Paia village is a another village, called Urdinita. Outside the village is the water source or spring known as Stiubeiul Lui Pasarica.

This is a general view of Stiubeiul Lui Pasarica and the hills behind it.

GPS: altitude 148 m., 44.38326N, 23.45401E



Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th October


Piscul Cazacilor

Artefacts found in the area.

Between two hills in the area, Dorel Bondoc found a lot of pre-Romans artefacts, coming perhaps from the left hill, which may be an ancient fortress. This area is marked for further investigation.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th October


Piscul Cazacilor

The Paia river water source.

At the northern part of the Piscul Cazacilor site, down in the valley of the Paia river is a small source of water, perhaps the main source of water for entire huge site.

In this photo we see Dorel Bondoc beside the spring in the Paia river valley.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th October


Piscul Cazacilor

This is an important and rare discovery. When an important person whose name appears on a monument or on a spring loses their good reputation, the name of the person is often removed from the monument or water source.

On this plaque we can see that the original person's name which appeared on the monument has been defaced, so that it is now unreadable. The plaque was put up in recent times, 1972, but now the name has been removed, perhaps because that person was no longer highly regarded by someone.

This act is rare these days, but it was common for example in ancient Egypt, when later rulers tried to destroy every trace of previous rulers.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 17th October






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