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Dacian Fortress Buridava 00.JPG
Top terrace
Buridava is located in Romania
Shown within Romania
Alternate name Burridava, Burridaua
Location Stolniceni,​ Vâlcea,​ Romania
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
Altitude 350 m (1,148 ft)
Cultures Buri
Site notes
Condition Ruined
Reference no. VL-I-s-B-09556 [1]

Buridava (Burridava) was a Dacian town.[2] situated in Dacia, later Dacia Apulensis, now Romania, on the banks of the river Aluta now Olt[3]

Ancient sources[edit]

Ptolemy's Geographia[edit]

Tabula Peutingeriana[edit]



The name is Geto-Thracian[3]


Dacian town[edit]

Buridava was the chief trading center of the tribe of the Buri [3] It was located at Ocnita [4]

Roman times[edit]

Romans built the Buridava castra at Stolniceni (7 km from Ocnita) [5]


A fragment of a vase carrying the inscription BUR, indicates the name of the Dacian tribe Buridavensi [6] 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 [4]


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  • 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. 

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