Location in Alba County
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Cricău (Hungarian: Boroskrakkó; German: Krakau) is a commune located in Alba County, Romania. It has a population of 2,097 and is composed of three villages: Craiva (Királypataka), Cricău and Tibru (Tibor).
The Dacian fortress on top of Piatra Craivii is believed by many archaeologists to be the location of Apulon. Apulon was an important Dacian political, economic and social center, the capital of the Apuli tribe.
It was first mentioned by the Ancient Greek geographer Ptolemy in his Geographia, under the name Apulon. It is also depicted in the Tabula Peutingeriana as an important city named Apula, at the cross road of two main routes: one coming from Blandiana, the other from Acidava. The two roads merge at Apula, with the next stop on the route being Brucla.
Sânzienele - Dacian citadel festival
Wall from Piatra Craivii Dacian Fortress
Import items from the Roman world found at Dacian settlement of Piatra Craivii,