Castra of Bumbești-Jiu – Vârtop

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Castra of Bumbești-Jiu – Vârtop is located in Romania
Castra of Bumbești-Jiu – Vârtop
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Location within Romania
Founded 2nd century AD[1][2]
Abandoned 2nd century AD[1][2]
Place in the Roman world
Province Dacia
Administrative unit Dacia Malvensis
Administrative unit Dacia Inferior
Directly connected to
Structure
— Wood and earth structure —
Size and area 126 m x 115 m (1.4 ha)
Stationed military units
Legions
V Macedonica[citation needed]
Cohorts
Location
Coordinates 45°09′19″N 23°22′22″E / 45.155281°N 23.372697°E / 45.155281; 23.372697
Altitude c. 280 m
Place name Vârtop
Town Bumbești-Jiu
County Gorj
Country  Romania
Reference
RO-LMI GJ-I-m-B-09127[2]
RO-RAN 79317.02[1]
Site notes
Recognition Monument istoric.svg National Historical Monument
Condition Ruined
Excavation dates
Archaeologists
Exhibitions "Alexandru Ștefulescu" History and Archeology Museum

The castra of Bumbești-Jiu now known as Vârtop was a fort in the Roman province of Dacia in the 2nd century AD.[1][2] A contemporary settlement was also unearthed at the fort.[1][2] The ruins of the fort are located in Bumbești-Jiu (Romania).[1][2] In the same town, the ruins of an other Roman fort were also unearthed.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Situl arheologic din epoca romană de la Bumbeşti Jiu - "Vârtop"". National Archaeological Record of Romania (RAN). ran.cimec.ro. 03-06-2009. Retrieved 04-01-2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Lista Monumentelor Istorice 2010 ("2010 List of Historic Monuments")". Monitorul Oficial al României, Partea I, Nr. 670 ("Romania's Official Journal, Part I, Nr. 670"), page 1217. Ministerul Culturii şi Patrimoniului Naţional. 01-10-2010. Retrieved 04-01-2013. 
  3. ^ Istoria Daciei romane, de Adrian Bejan[dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Manuscrisele lui Pamfil Polonic". cimec.ro. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Vlădescu, Cristian M. (1986). Fortificațiile romane din Dacia Inferior ("Roman Forts in Lower Dacia") (in Romanian). Scrisul Românesc. 

Coordinates: 45°10′57″N 23°22′20″E / 45.18250°N 23.37222°E / 45.18250; 23.37222