Location of Șura Mare
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Șura Mare (German: Großscheuern; Hungarian: Nagycsűr) is a commune located in Sibiu County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Hamba and Șura Mare. Both of these have fortified churches. Șura Mare was first mentioned in 1332, and Hamba in 1337.
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The church in Șura Mare is a three-apse basilica. It was built in the 13th century (the tower is from around 1300), and fortified in 1495, apparently as a response to Ottoman attacks in 1493. The Romanesque basilica in Hamba was built in the 13th century, however, only fragments of the tower survived. The current building originates from the beginning of the 16th century.
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