Piatra Roșie Dacian fortress

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Piatra Roșie Dacian fortress
Piatra Rosie Dacian fortress 134.jpg
The hill fort
Piatra Roșie Dacian fortress is located in Romania
Piatra Roșie Dacian fortress
Shown within Romania
Location Dealul Piatra Roșie,​ Luncani (ro),​ Hunedoara,​ Romania
Coordinates 45°36′08″N 23°08′51″E / 45.602264°N 23.147403°E / 45.602264; 23.147403Coordinates: 45°36′08″N 23°08′51″E / 45.602264°N 23.147403°E / 45.602264; 23.147403
Altitude 807 m (2,648 ft)
History
Events Trajan's Dacian Wars
Site notes
Condition Ruined
Website www.piatra-rosie.ro
Reference no. 906
Reference no. HD-I-s-A-03200 [1]

Piatra Roşie, which means Red Rock, was a Dacian hill fort two days march to the west from Costeşti-Cetăţuie fortress, at Luncani in Boşorod municipality. It was built in two phases. In the first phase a long (102 m) rectangular main citadel was built at the height of land[2] with watch towers on each end and two outlying watch towers. Later the larger area inside the watch towers was enclosed with walls.[3] It appears that the hilltop was flattened in the process in order to produce a usable space.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Monuments in Romania, Hunedoara County" (PDF). www.inmi.ro. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Aerial photograph shows hill at Luncani. Oltean, Ioana Adina (2007) Dacia: landscape, colonisation and romanisation Psychology Press, London, page 81, ISBN 0-415-41252-8
  3. ^ MacKendrick, Paul Lachlan (1975) The Dacian Stones Speak University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, pages 58–60, ISBN 0-8078-1226-9
  4. ^ Oltean, Ioana Adina (2007) Dacia: landscape, colonisation and romanisation Psychology Press, London, page 95, ISBN 0-415-41252-8

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