Costești-Cetățuie Dacian fortress
Cetatea Dacica Costești-Cetățuie
|Location||Cetățuie, Costești, Hunedoara, Romania|
|Altitude||514 m (1,686 ft)|
|Founded||Ist century BC|
|Abandoned||2nd century AD|
|Events||Trajan's Dacian Wars|
|Reference no.||HD-I-s-A-03177 |
The Costești - Cetățuie dacian fortress was a Dacian fortified town located in Hunedoara, Romania and belongs to The Six Dacian Fortresses in the Orăștie Mountains complex . The ancient fortress was built in the Ist century BC, during Burebista`s Rule with the purpose of defending against the Romans. It`s being found near the village of Costești, Orăștioara de Sus comune.
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Information about the fortress
The site is located in the river valley of Apa Grădiștei. The superior plateau of the hill where it`s situated is 514 m above the sea level. It was a strong fortress which had a defensive role. It`s being told that it had a civil settlement at the base and it was the regular residence of the Transylvanian dacian kings. Another important role was also the guarding of the road to Sarmizegetusa Regia.
- "National Register of Historic Monuments in Romania, Hunedoara County" (PDF). www.inmi.ro. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
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