Buridava

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Buridava
Dacian Fortress Buridava 00.JPG
Top terrace
Buridava is located in Romania
Buridava
Shown within Romania
Alternative nameBurridava, Burridaua
LocationStolniceni,​ Vâlcea,​ Romania
Coordinates45°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
Altitude350 m (1,148 ft)
History
CulturesBuri
Site notes
Archaeologists
ConditionRuined
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]

Burridaua

Etymology[edit]

The name is Geto-Thracian[3]

History[edit]

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]


Archaeology[edit]

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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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Monuments in Romania, Vâlcea County" (PDF). inmi.ro. Retrieved 18 October 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Olteanu, Toponyms.
  3. ^ a b c Grant & 1986 125.
  4. ^ a b MacKenzie 1986, p. 67.
  5. ^ Berciu 1981.
  6. ^ MacKenzie 1986, p. 66.

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