- 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/906Built in
murus dacicusstyle, 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 Romanialacks legislation in this domain.
The six fortresses -
Sarmizegetusa, Blidaru, Piatra Roşie, Costeşti, Căpâlnaand Baniţa- that formed the defensive system of Decebaluswere designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Sitein 1999.
Tourism in Romania
* [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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