Šarkamen

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Šarkamen
Settlement
Šarkamen is located in Serbia
Šarkamen
Šarkamen
Coordinates: 44°15′N 22°21′E / 44.250°N 22.350°E / 44.250; 22.350
Country  Serbia
District Bor District
Municipality Negotin
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2002)
 • Total 369
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 019

Šarkamen (Serbian Cyrillic: Шаркамен) is a settlement situated in eastern Serbia, in the Negotin municipality of the Bor District. It is inhabited by 369 people, with a Serb majority (98,66%)

History[edit]

Roman[edit]

The town houses an archaeological site known as Vrelo Šarkamen, spanning an area of 25 hectares.[1] A Roman resident/memorial complex with a mausoleum on the slopes of Deli Jovan was built during the tetrarchy (early 4th century), of which today only ruins exist.[2] The complex was discovered by Dragoslav Srejović. The mausoleum is dated to 293-311,[1] and is dedicated to the mother of Emperor Maximinus Daia, who was born nearby.[3] Notable imperial gold jewelry has been found, including a golden ring of the Emperor's mother.[1]

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Coordinates: 44°15′N 22°21′E / 44.250°N 22.350°E / 44.250; 22.350