Piatra Roșie Dacian fortress

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Piatra Roșie Dacian fortress

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.

According to the UNESCO site: “The Luncani Piatra Roşie fortress consists of two fortified enclosures on the eastern slope of a rocky massif. The earlier and smaller of the two has corner bastions. In the interior there is an apsidal timber-framed barrack block with two rooms. To the north and outside the defences there were two buildings on the site of an earlier sanctuary. The second enceinte dates from the late 1st century AD.”

 

Coordinates: 45.602264°N 23.147403°E
Altitude: 807 m (2,648 ft)
Place name: Dealul Piatra Roșie
Town: Luncani
County: Hunedoara
Country: Romania
Reference:
RO-LMI HD-I-s-A-03200
RO-RAN 88500.02
UNESCO 906
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Historical sites

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Lainici Monastery: 45.263270, 23.391173
Prislop Monastery: 45.631223, 22.850830
Biserica din Densuș (Densuș Church): 45.582459, 22.805357
Corvin Castle (Hunedoara): 45.749233, 22.888294
Mănăstirea Lainici (Monastary): 45.263270, 23.391173
Hațeg Country Dinosaur Geopark: 45.547983, 22.922206
Wikipedia (en)
Piatra Roșie Dacian fortress
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The hill fort
Piatra Roșie Dacian fortress is located in Romania
Piatra Roșie Dacian fortress
Shown within Romania
LocationDealul Piatra Roșie,​ Luncani,​ Hunedoara,​ Romania
Coordinates45°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
Altitude807 m (2,648 ft)
History
EventsTrajan's Dacian Wars
Site notes
ConditionRuined
Websitewww.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]

Artefacts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Monuments in Romania, Hunedoara County" (PDF). www.inmi.ro. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2012. 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

External links[edit]

Wikipedia (ro)
Blidaru-entry-icon.png Cetatea dacică de la Piatra Roșie
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Cetatea dacică Piatra Roșie se află în România
Cetatea dacică Piatra Roșie
Localizare în România
Locație
Coordonate45°48′N 22°42′E / 45.80°N 22.70°E
Altitudine831 m
Numele loculuiDealul Piatra Roșie
LocalitateLuncani
JudețHunedoara
Țară România
Referință
RO-LMIHD-I-s-A-03200
RO-RAN88500.02
UNESCO906
Note despre sit
RecunoaștereWelterbe.svg Patrimoniu Mondial UNESCO
Monument istoric.svg Monument Istoric Național
CondițieRuinat
Site webwww.piatra-rosie.ro

Cetatea dacică Piatra Roșie este o fortificație dacică situată pe teritoriul României.

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  1. ^ „Lista monumentelor istorice din județul Hunedoara” (PDF). www.patrimoniu.gov.ro. Accesat în . 
  2. ^ „National Archaeological Record (RAN)”. ran.cimec.ro. Accesat în . 

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