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  Burebista
He unifies the Thracian population from Hercinica[?] (today's Moravia in the West, to the Bug in the East and from Northern Carpathians to Southern Dionysopolis[?], choosing his capital (called Argedava[?] or Sargedava[?]) near Costesti[?] (the Orastie[?] hills - see Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains).
The spiritual center was called by Strabon[?] as Kagaion[?], the holly mountain, which is thought to be localized somewhere in the Bucegi[?] mountains.
On the South of Danube, the Proconsul[?] of the province of Macedonia, the general Varro Lucullus, during the second Mithridatic War[?] (74 BC-72 BC) occupies the Greek cities on the West coast of Black Sea from Apollonia[?] to the Danube Delta.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Sarmizegetusa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Erected on the top of a 1200 meters high crag[?], the fortress was the core of the strategic defensive system in the Orastie Mountains[?], in Romania, comprising six citadels.
The fortress, a quadrilateral formed by massive stone blocks (murus dacicus[?]), was constructed on five terraces, on an area of almost 3 ha.
The Dacian capital reached its acme under Decebalus, the Dacian king defeated by the Roman Empire after two wars (101-102 and 105-106), led by Emperor Trajan.
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 THE AREA OF THE ORASTIE MOUNTAINS
- The Area of the Orastie Mountains reprresented, in the period between 1st century BC and 1st century AD, the political, economical, military and spiritual center of Dacia, witnessing the most advanced and flourishing form of the Dacian civilization.
- The Area of the Orastie Mountains is boordered by the rivers Strei, Mures and Sebes.
That's why the food was provided by the fertile valley of the Mures river, and the block of stone were brought from distances of several tens of kilometers (the limestone from near the modern town of Calan, and the andesite, from near Simeria).
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 The Kings of the Dacians
Dacian Kingdom, during the rule of Burebista, 82 BC Enlarge Dacian Kingdom, during the rule of Burebista, 82 BC.
On the south of Danube, the Proconsul of the province of Macedonia, the general Varro Lucullus, during the second Mithridatic War (74–72 BC) occupied the Greek cities on the west coast of the Black Sea from Apollonia to the Danube Delta.
He reorganized the Dacian army and in 85 the Dacians began raiding the heavily fortified Roman province of Moesia, located south of the Danube.
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 TRANSYLVANIA - History of Transylvania, demographics of Transylvania, Transylvania today.
During the reign of Decebalus, the Dacians were engaged in several wars with the Romans (from 85 to 89).
As a result, the Dacians were left independent, as shown by the Roman emperor's agreeing to pay an annual tribute to the Dacians.
The Dacians rebelled frequently, with the biggest rebellion occurring at the death of Trajan.
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 Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains - UNESCO World Heritage Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The six defensive works, the nucleus of the Dacian Kingdom, were conquered by the Romans at the beginning of the 2nd century A.D.; their extensive and well-preserved remains stand in spectacular natural surroundings and give a dramatic picture of a vigorous and innovative civilization.
Criterion (ii): The Dacian fortresses represent the fusion of techniques and concepts of military architecture from inside and outside the classical world to create a unique style.
Criterion (iii):The Geto-Dacian kingdoms of the late 1st millennium BC attained an exceptionally high cultural and socio-economic level, and this is symbolized by this group of fortresses.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Sarmizegetusa
Erected on top of a crag 1200 metres high, the fortress was the core of the strategic defensive system in the Orăştie Mountains, in Romania, comprising six citadels.
The fortress, a quadrilateral formed by massive stone blocks (murus dacicus), was constructed on five terraces, on an area of almost 30,000 m².
The Dacian capital reached its acme under Decebalus, the Dacian king defeated by the Roman Empire after two wars (101-102 and 105-106), led by Emperor Trajan, culminating in the Battle of Sarmisegetusa.
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 Brosura UNESCO
The Dacian citadel of Luncani-Piatra Rosie - Luncani village, Bosorod
           The nominated Dacian fortresses are found in the south-west of the historical province of Transylvania.
The Dacians favoured the decoration in cut stone, especially as far as military decoration was concerned, but also in the constructive works inside the site, (sustaining walls of dozens of anthropogenetic terraces), sanctuaries, roads, water pipes, maybe the sacred mountain of the Dacians - Kogaionon.
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 Dacia
Dacia, in ancient geography the land of the Daci, named by the ancient greeks Getae, was a large district of Central Europe, bounded on the north by the Carpathians, on the south by the Danube, on the west by the Tisa, on the east by the Tyras or Nistru, now in eastern Moldova).
The Free Dacians were the Dacians whose territory was not conquered by the Roman Empire, in the regions of Eastern Wallachia, Moldavia, Crisana and Northern Transylvania.
Dacian plant names are one of the primary sources left to us for studying the Dacian language.
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 Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains is located in Romania
Built in the 1st centuries B.C. and A.D. under Dacian rule, these fortresses show an unusual fusion of military and religious architectural techniques and concepts from the classical world and the late European Iron Age.
The six defensive works, the nucleus of the Dacian Kingdom, were conquered by the Romans at the beginning of the 2nd century A.D.; their extensive and well-preserved remains stand in spectacular natural surroundings and give a dramatic picture of a vigorous and innovative civilization.
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 Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains in Romania | infohub.com
Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains in Romania
Built in murus dacicus style, the six Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains, in Romania, were created in the 1st centuries BC and AD as protection against Roman conquest.
Pictures of the fortresses in the Orastie Mountains, which reveal the cultural richness of the dacians.
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 The Conquest of the Dacia
The Dacian army was prepared by ex-Roman military forces, and was dependent at that time upon Roman fighting techniques because of that.
Another group of the romans went to the mountain pass of Vulcan to Jiu valley, and defeated the Dacians in the area of what is now known as Petrosani.
The fortress was captured and the fortifications destroyed, along with the civil settlement and the sacred temples were burned.
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 Transylvania Romania Danube Oradea Burebista Domitian Marcomanni Christianity Mongol revolution Dacian Fortresses of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
From A.D. to 89, the Dacians were engaged in several wars with the Romans, during the reign of Decebalus.
The result of his first campaign (101-102) was the siege of the Dacian capital Sarmizegetusa and the occupation of a part of the country.
After supporting the candidature of Ladislaus III of Poland to the throne of Hungary, he was rewarded in 1440 with the captaincy of the fortress of Belgrade and the voivodship of Transylvania.
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 WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE INSCRIBES 48 NEW SITES ON HERITAGE LIST: Sector de Cultura de la UNESCO
The Viñales Valley (C iv) is encircled by mountains, and its landscape is interspersed with dramatic rocky outcrops.
The Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains, (C ii, iii, iv) six Late Iron-Age defensive works, were created in the 1st centuries BC and AD as protection against Roman conquest.
The Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park (C iii, iv) is an outstanding example of the application of the principles of 17th- and 18th- century military architecture in a Caribbean context.
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 Skiing holiday chalet for rent in Romania | Activities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Some beautiful year-round hiking trails can be found in the Parang mountains, in the immediate vicinity of the house.
Also, the largest vertical cave in the country, at a depth of 121m, is in the neighbouring Valcan Mountains.
The ruins of the 2000 year old Dacian capital and the 13th century Densus Church are around an hour away.
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 Romania Information - Online Prescription Medication Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The modern state of Romania was formed by the merging of the Danubian Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia in 1859 and Transylvania in 1918.
The Carpathian Mountains dominate the centre of Romania, with fourteen of its peaks reaching above the altitude of 2,000 metres.
The highest mountain in Romania is Moldoveanu Peak (2544 m).
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 Romania Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
24: Blidaru (Costesti Blidaru); a fortress from the 2nd century b.C. — 106 a.C.; it was a permanent residence of the Dacian King Burebista; the fortress has two neighbouring precincts with walls built in limestone blocks; it is surrounded by a clay wall.
The former political, administrative and military capital of the Dacian State from the end of the 1st century b.C. and the beginning of the 1st century a.C..
A paved alley - via sacra - can be seen between the fortress and the sanctuaries; two sanctuaries: a large rectangle (six rows, each with ten limestone cilindrical rolls), and a large circular (the Dacinas Calendar, when the year was 360 days).
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 National Commission of Romania for UNESCO
The seven villages inscribed are characterized by the specific land-use system, settlement pattern, and organization of the family farmstead units preserved since the late Middle Ages, dominated by their fortified churches, which illustrate building periods from the 13th to 16th centuries.
The Dacian fortresses (Sarmisegetuza, Costesti-Cetatuie, Costesti-Blidaru, Luncani-Piatra Rosie, Banita and Capâlna), six Late Iron-Age defensive works, were created in the 1st centuries BC and AD as protection against Roman conquest.
They provide a vivid picture of the variety of design and craftsmanship expressed by narrow but high timber constructions with their characteristic tall, slim clock towers at the western end of the building, single or double roofed and covered by shingles.
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 Orastie (Directory/Europe/Romania/Orastie) - Worldwidirectory.com
Romania - Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains.
Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains (1999) Romania.
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They show the variety of designs and craftsmanship adopted in these narrow, high, timber constructions with their characteristic tall, slim clock towers at the western end of the building, either single- or double-roofed and covered by shingles.
As such, they are a particular vernacular expression of the cultural landscape of this mountainous area of northern Romania.
Founded by German craftsmen and merchants known as the Saxons of Transylvania, Sighisoara is a fine example of a small, fortified medieval town which played an important strategic and commercial role on the fringes of central Europe for several centuries.
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SarmizegetusaHigh, the fortress was the core of the strategic defensive system in the Orastie Mountains, in Romania.
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 Romania - Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
To the best of my knowledge none of these fortresses have been featured on Romanian stamps, so I will be more than happy to receive information about any such stamps, in case I might have overseen them.
In the middle of the 13th century Hungarian expansion drove many Vlachs to settle south and east of the Carpathian Mountains.
Until the 19th century the history of Romania was that of the separate principalities of Walachia and Moldavia.
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 People's Daily Online -- Dacian bracelets to be displayed in Romania
Four ancient gold Dacian bracelets, retrieved recently from an American art collector, will debut at the National History Museum of Romania on Jan. 22, local media reported on Friday.
The four bracelets were initially, accidentally discovered in the Orastie Mountains area, which is location of the ancient Dacian fortresses.
Another Dacian bracelet, discovered by French policemen at the Grand Palais Biennale in Paris, where it was being offered for sale for 90,000 euros, last September, will go on display later.
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Dacian Fortresses of the Orăştie Mountains - Built in murus dacicus style, the six Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains, in Romania, were created in the 1st centuries BC and AD as protection against Roman conquest.
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 Transylvania on 43 Places   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Although the Carpathian mountains are one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen the downtrodden, disillusioned, and disenfranchised Romanian people made my visit there too sad to deal with.
I went paragliding off of a forest covered mountain with wild boar on one side and bears on the other.
I just heard that a friend of a friend is going and staying in “hotel” with lunch and dinner included for 8€ a night.
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 The Dacian Fortresses of The Orastie Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Встроенный 1-ого столетий B.C. Согласно правилу Dacian, Эти крепости показывают необычному слиянию военных и религиозных архитектурных методов и концепций от классического мира и последнего Европейского Железного Возраста.
Шесть защитных работ, ядро Dacian Королевства, были побеждены Католиками в начале 2-ого столетия Лет нашей эры.; Их обширный и хорошо-сохраняемый остается стендом(позицией) в захватывающей естественной прилегающей к гостинице территории и давать драматическое изображение энергичной и творческой цивилизации.
Criterion (iii): The Geto-Dacian kingdoms of The late 1st millennium BC attained an exceptionally high cultural and socio-economic level, and this is symbolized by this group of fortresses.
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 Arts in Orastie (Directory/Europe/Romania/Orastie/Arts) - Worldwidirectory.com
Personal data: Born on 19 December 1984, in Orastie, Romania: 2003 - Graduates Toduta Music and Fine Arts Highschool in Deva 2003-present - Student at the Fine Arts and Design University of Cluj...
Built in murus dacicus style, the six Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains...
Born at Szászváros (Orastie) in Transylvania, on 27 February 1921.
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