Sucidava, (Sykibid after Procopiu [Olga Karagiorgou] , Σucidava after Parvan , where Σ is prononce sh, [Parvan -stiri din Dacia MAlvensis] , is a Dacian and Daco-Roman historical site, situated in Corabia on the north bank of the Danube. There can be found: the first Christian Basilica in Romania, the foot of a Roman bridge over the Danube built by Constantine the Great to link Sucidava with Oescus (today in Bulgaria, in Moesia), a secret underground fountain which flows under the walls of the town to capture a water spring situated outside, a museum were are exposed ancient relics and more.

From archeological point of view the coins found at Sucidava show an uninterrupted series fromAurelian (270-275) to Theodosios II (408-450). The archelogic evidence show that in AD 443 or 447 the city suffer from huns attacs, still the city is restored under Iustin I 518-527 or Justinian 527-565. Around 600 it seems that the byzantine garison has abandon the city. [Olga Karagiorgou]


* Paul Lachlan MacKendrick, "The Dacian Stones Speak", Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1975. ISBN 0807812269
* Notitia Dignitatum cca 395-413

External links

* [ "Archaeological Excavation Report"]
* [ Photo gallery]
* Gabriel Vasile, [ "Analiza antropologică a unui schelet descoperit la Sucidava - Celei (judeţul Olt)"] , Cercetări Arheologice, 13/2006, at National Museum of Romanian History


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