Auraria Daciae (castellum)

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Auraria Daciae
Auraria Daciae (castellum) is located in Romania
Auraria Daciae (castellum)
Location within Romania
Alternative name(s)Auraria Maior, Alburnus Minor, Abruttus [1]
Known also asCastellum of Abrud
Founded2nd century AD [2][3]
Abandoned3rd century AD [2][3]
Place in the Roman world
ProvinceDacia
Administrative unitDacia Apulensis
Administrative unitDacia Superior
Structure
— Wood and earth [4] structure —
Size and area40 m × 50 m (0.2 [4] ha)
Location
Place nameCetățuia / Cetățeaua [2]
TownAbrud
CountyAlba
Country Romania
Reference
RO-LMIAB-I-s-B-00006 [3]
RO-RAN1160.02 [2]
Site notes
RecognitionMonument istoric.svg National Historical Monument
ConditionRuined

The fort was part of the defensive system of the Roman province of Dacia in the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.[2][3] The ruins of a contemporary nearby defensive ditch was also unearthed.[2] The ruins of the castellum are located in Abrud (Romania).[2][3]

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  1. ^ Lecca, O.G. (1937). Dicționar istoric, arheologic și geografic al României. București: Ed. Universul S.A.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Castellum de la Abrud - "Cetățeaua"". National Archaeological Record of Romania (RAN). ran.cimec.ro. 19 March 2009. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Lista Monumentelor Istorice 2010" [2010 List of Historic Monuments]. Romania's Official Journal, Part I. Ministerul Culturii şi Patrimoniului Naţional (670): 3. 1 October 2010.
  4. ^ a b Dan, Matei (2006). "Trupe fără castre, castre fără trupe în Dacia" [Troops without castra, castra without troops in Dacia]. Buletinul Cercurilor ştiinţifice ştudenţeşti: Arheologie-istorie-muzeologie (in Romanian). Alba Iulia: Ministerul Edicaţiei şi Cercetării, Universitatea "1 Decembrie 1918" Alba Iulia, Facultatea de Istorie şi Filologie. 12: 55–70. ISSN 1454-8097.

Coordinates: 46°16′20″N 23°04′07″E / 46.27222°N 23.06861°E / 46.27222; 23.06861