Dacian Fortresses of the Orăştie Mountains

Dacian Fortresses of the Orăştie Mountains

Infobox World Heritage Site
WHS = Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains

State Party = ROM
Type = Cultural
Criteria = ii, iii, iv
ID = 906
Region = Europe and North America
Year = 1999
Session = 23rd
Link = http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/906
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.

Their extensive and well-preserved remains present a picture of a vigorous and innovative ancient civilisation. Today, treasure-hunters sometimes search the area, as Romania lacks legislation in this domain.

The six fortresses - Sarmizegetusa, Blidaru, Piatra Roşie, Costeşti, Căpâlna and Baniţa - that formed the defensive system of Decebalus were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

ee also

*Tourism in Romania

External links

* [http://www.geocities.com/cogaionon/pictures.htm The Dacians - pictures of the fortresses in the Orastie Mountains]
* [http://whc.unesco.org/sites/906.htm UNESCO: The Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains]
* [http://museum.worldwidesam.net/en/sarmi/index_or.htm Tourist information and maps from the Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilisation]


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