Sucidava

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For the ancient settlement south of the Danube, see Sucidava, Moesia.
Porolissum-porta-praetoria-icon.png Castra Sucidava
Ancient city of Sucidava.jpg
Ruins of Sucidava, modern Romania
Sucidava is located in Romania
Sucidava
Location within Romania
Known also as Castra of Celei
Abandoned 6th century
Attested by Tabula Peutingeriana
Previous fortification Dacian
Place in the Roman world
Province Dacia
Administrative unit Dacia Malvensis
Nearby water Danubius
Structure
— Stone structure —
Location
Coordinates 43°45′52″N 24°27′33″E / 43.7644°N 24.4591°E / 43.7644; 24.4591Coordinates: 43°45′52″N 24°27′33″E / 43.7644°N 24.4591°E / 43.7644; 24.4591
Altitude c. 37 m
Place name Cartier Celei
Town Corabia
County Olt
Country  Romania
Reference
RO-LMI OT-I-s-A-08492
Site notes
Recognition Monument istoric.svg National Historical Monument
Condition Ruined
Excavation dates 1900 [1]
Archaeologists Pamfil Polonic [1]
Media related to Castra Sucidava at Wikimedia Commons
Ancient fortress of Sucidava - walls plan
Ancient settlement of Sucidava

Sucidava (Sykibid after Procopius,[2] Σucidava after Pârvan, where Σ is pronounced "sh"[3]) is a Dacian and Daco-Roman historical site, situated in Corabia, Romania, on the north bank of the Danube. There can be found there the first Christian Basilica in Romania and the foot of a Roman bridge over the Danube built by Constantine the Great to link Sucidava with Oescus (today in Bulgaria, in Moesia). There is also a secret underground fountain which flows under the walls of the town to a water spring situated outside.

From an archaeological point of view, the coins found at Sucidava show an uninterrupted series from Aurelian (270-275) to Theodosius II (408-450).[citation needed] The archaeological evidence show that in AD 443 or 447 the city suffered from attacks of the Huns, still the city was restored under Justin I 518-527 or Justinian I 527-565.[citation needed] Around 600, it seems that the Roman garrison abandoned the city.[2][dead link]

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