Piatra Roșie Dacian fortress
The hill fort
|Location||Dealul Piatra Roșie, Luncani, Hunedoara, Romania|
|Altitude||807 m (2,648 ft)|
|Events||Trajan's Dacian Wars|
|Reference no.||HD-I-s-A-03200 |
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 with watch towers on each end and two outlying watch towers. Later the larger area inside the watch towers was enclosed with walls. It appears that the hilltop was flattened in the process in order to produce a usable space.
Dacian shield (1st century BC) found on site - on display in the Roman Museum Manching.
- "National Register of Historic Monuments in Romania, Hunedoara County" (PDF). www.inmi.ro. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- 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
- 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
- Oltean, Ioana Adina (2007) Dacia: landscape, colonisation and romanisation Psychology Press, London, page 95, ISBN 0-415-41252-8
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