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Castra Sucidava
Ancient city of Sucidava.jpg
Ruins of Sucidava, modern Romania
Sucidava is located in Romania
Location within Romania
Known also asCastra of Celeiu
Abandoned6th century
Attested byTabula Peutingeriana
Previous fortificationDacian
Place in the Roman world
Administrative unitDacia Malvensis
Nearby waterDanubius
— Stone structure —
Coordinates43°45′52″N 24°27′33″E / 43.7644°N 24.4591°E / 43.7644; 24.4591Coordinates: 43°45′52″N 24°27′33″E / 43.7644°N 24.4591°E / 43.7644; 24.4591
Altitudec. 37 m
Place nameCartier Celei
Country Romania
Site notes
RecognitionMonument istoric.svg National Historical Monument
Excavation dates1900 [1]
ArchaeologistsPamfil Polonic[1]
Ancient fortress of Sucidava - walls plan
Ancient settlement of Sucidava

Sucidava (Sykibid, Skedevà after Procopius,[2] Σucidava after Vasile Pârvan, where Σ is pronounced "sh"[3]) is a Dacian and Daco-Roman historical site, situated in Corabia, Romania, on the north bank of the Danube. The first Christian Basilica established in Romania can be found there and the foot of a Roman bridge over the Danube built by Constantine the Great to link Sucidava with Oescus (today in Bulgaria, in Moesia), in order to start the reconquest of Dacia. There is also a secret underground fountain which flows under the walls of the town to a water spring situated outside.

From an archaeological point of view, the coins found at Sucidava show an uninterrupted series from Aurelian (270-275) to Theodosius II (408-450).[citation needed] The archaeological evidence show that in AD 443 or 447 the city was sacked by the Huns, and was restored under Justin I 518-527 or Justinian I 527-565.[citation needed] Around 600, it seems that the Roman garrison abandoned the city.[2][dead link]

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  1. ^ a b "Manuscrisele lui Pamfil Polonic". Archived from the original on 19 December 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b Olga Karagiorgou "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-10. Retrieved 2010-11-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Pârvan - știri din Dacia Malvensis

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