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Blidaru-entry-icon.png Buridava
Dacian Fortress Buridava 00.JPG
Top terrace
Buridava is located in Romania
Location within Romania
Alternative name(s) Burridava, Burridaua
Hegemonic tribe(s) Buri
Nearby water(s) Aluta
Coordinates 45°04′46″N 24°17′15″E / 45.079352°N 24.287605°E / 45.079352; 24.287605Coordinates: 45°04′46″N 24°17′15″E / 45.079352°N 24.287605°E / 45.079352; 24.287605
Town Stolniceni
County Vâlcea
Country  Romania
RO-LMI VL-I-s-B-09556 [1]
RO-RAN 168194.02 [2]
Site notes
Recognition Monument istoric.svg National Historical Monument
Condition Ruined
Exhibitions Vâlcea County Museum

Buridava (Burridava) was a Dacian town.[3] situated in Dacia, later Dacia Apulensis, now Romania, on the banks of the river Aluta now Olt[4]

Ancient sources[edit]

Ptolemy's Geographia[edit]

Tabula Peutingeriana[edit]



The name is Geto-Thracian[4]


Dacian town[edit]

Buridava was the chief trading center of the tribe of the Buri [4] It was located at Ocnita [5]

Roman times[edit]

Romans built the Buridava castra at Stolniceni (7 km from Ocnita) [6]


A fragment of a vase carrying the inscription BUR, indicates the name of the Dacian tribe Buridavensi [7] In addition to the inscriptions in Latin capitals and cursives uncovered in 1973 and 1978, two inscriptions in Greek were discovered in the same years. They both date from the time of Augustus [5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Monuments in Romania, Vâlcea County" (PDF). www.inmi.ro. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "National Archaeological Record (RAN)". ran.cimec.ro. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Olteanu, Toponyms.
  4. ^ a b c Grant & 1986 125.
  5. ^ a b MacKenzie 1986, p. 67.
  6. ^ Berciu 1981.
  7. ^ MacKenzie 1986, p. 66.




  • Austin, N. J. E.; Rankov, N. B. (1998). Exploratio: Military and Political Intelligence in the Roman World from the Second Punic War to the Battle of Adrianople. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-18301-7. 
  • Berciu, Dumitru (1981). Buridava dacică, Volume 1. Academiei RS Romania. 
  • Grant, Michael (1986). A Guide to the Ancient World: A Dictionary of Classical Place Names. H. W. Wilson. ISBN 978-0-8242-0742-7. 
  • MacKenzie, Andrew (1986). Archaeology in Romania: The Mystery of the Roman occupation. Hale. ISBN 978-0-7090-2724-9. 
  • Oltean, Ioana Adina (2007). Dacia: landscape, colonisation and romanisation. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-41252-0. 
  • Olteanu, Sorin. "Linguae Thraco-Daco-Moesorum - Toponyms Section". Linguae Thraco-Daco-Moesorum (in Romanian and English). Archived from the original on 3 January 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  • Pop, Ion Aurel; Bolovan, Ioan; Andea, Susana (2006). History of Romania : compendium. Cluj-Napoca : Romanian Cultural Institute. ISBN 978-973-7784-12-4. 
  • Pârvan, Vasile (1928). Dacia. Cambridge University Press. 
  • Tomaschek, W (2007). Les restes de la langue dace. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-41252-0. 

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