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Tapae was a Dacian fortified settlement, guarding Sarmizegetusa, the main political centre of Dacians. Its location was on the Iron Gates of Transylvania, a natural passage breaking between Țarcului and Poiana Ruscă Mountains and connecting Banat to Țara Hațegului. This made it one of the very few point through which Southern invaders could enter Transylvania. Moreover, 8 kilometres down the passage into Țara Hațegului, there is Sarmizegetusa Regia.
Nowadays on this site there is a small village, Zeicani, a part of Sarmizegetusa commune.
- "National Archaeological Record (RAN)". ran.cimec.ro. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
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