Castra of Gherla

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Castra of Gherla
Castra of Gherla is located in Romania
Castra of Gherla
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 Apulensis
Administrative unit Dacia Superior
Directly connected to
— Stone [3] structure —
Size and area 162 m × 169 m (2.7 [1][3] ha)
— Wood and earth [3] structure —
Size and area 145 m × 138 m (2 [3] ha)
Stationed military units
II Pannoniorum [3]
Coordinates 47°01′24″N 23°53′40″E / 47.02321°N 23.89439°E / 47.02321; 23.89439
Town Gherla
County Cluj
Country  Romania
RO-LMI CJ-I-s-A-07059.01 [2]
RO-RAN 55393.01 [1]
Site notes
Recognition Monument istoric.svg National Historical Monument
Condition Ruined

The castra of Gherla was a fort in the Roman province of Dacia.[1][2] An inscription unearthed at the site proves that the stone fortress was erected in 143 AD.[1] In addition to the vicus at the fort, a nearby contemporary settlement and a Roman cemetery were also unearthed in Gherla (Romania).[1] All these sites were abandoned in the 3rd century.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Castrul şi aşezarea romană de la Gherla - "întreprinderea Sortilem"". National Archaeological Record of Romania (RAN). 2012-08-07. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "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 757. Ministerul Culturii şi Patrimoniului Naţional. 1 October 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 June 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Ardevan, Radu (2007). "The Ala II Pannoniorum in Dacia". APVLVM - XLIV. p. 10. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 

Coordinates: 47°01′N 23°53′E / 47.017°N 23.883°E / 47.017; 23.883