Castra of Bumbești-Jiu – Gară

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Castra of Bumbești-Jiu - Gară
Castra of Bumbești-Jiu – Gară is located in Romania
Castra of Bumbești-Jiu – Gară
Location within Romania
Founded 2nd century AD[1][2]
Abandoned 3rd century AD[1][2]
Place in the Roman world
Province Dacia
Administrative unit Dacia Malvensis
Administrative unit Dacia Inferior
Directly connected to
— Stone structure —
Size and area 167 m x 167 m (2.8 ha)
Construction technique Opus caementicium [3][4]
— Wood and earth structure —
Stationed military units
vexill. V Macedonica[citation needed]
Coordinates 45°11′00″N 23°23′06″E / 45.183220°N 23.384921°E / 45.183220; 23.384921
Altitude c. 310 m
Place name Gară
Town Bumbești-Jiu
County Gorj
Country  Romania
RO-LMI GJ-I-s-A-09126 [2]
RO-RAN 79317.01 [1]
Site notes
Recognition Monument istoric.svg National Historical Monument
Discovery year 1897 [1]
Condition Ruined
Excavation dates
Exhibitions "Alexandru Ștefulescu" History and Archeology Museum

The castra of Bumbești-Jiu now known as Gară was a fort in the Roman province of Dacia in the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.[1][2] A contemporary settlement was also unearthed at the fort.[1][2] The ruins of the fort are located in Bumbești-Jiu (Romania).[1][2] In the same town, the ruins of an other Roman fort were also unearthed.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Castrul şi aşezarea civilă de la Bumbeşti-Jiu - "Gară"". National Archaeological Record of Romania (RAN). 2012-11-28. Archived from the original on 8 July 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Lista Monumentelor Istorice 2010 ("2010 List of Historic Monuments")" (PDF). Monitorul Oficial al României, Partea I, Nr. 670 ("Romania's Official Journal, Part I, Nr. 670"), page 1217. Ministerul Culturii şi Patrimoniului Naţional. 1 October 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 June 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Vlădescu, Cristian M. (1986). Fortificațiile romane din Dacia Inferior ("Roman Forts in Lower Dacia") (in Romanian). Scrisul Românesc. 
  4. ^ Vlădescu 1986, p. 18.
  5. ^ Vlădescu 1986, p. 154.
  6. ^ Vlădescu 1986, p. 152.
  7. ^ Istoria Daciei romane, de Adrian Bejan Archived December 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ a b "Manuscrisele lui Pamfil Polonic". Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "Archaeological Excavation Report, Bumbeşti-Jiu, 1983 - 1992". Cronica cercetărilor arheologice din România. CIMEC. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ Marinoiu, Vasile (2008). "Archaeological Excavation Report, Bumbeşti-Jiu, 2008". Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2013. 

Coordinates: 45°10′57″N 23°22′20″E / 45.18250°N 23.37222°E / 45.18250; 23.37222