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Romania, Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains

 Posted by , last edited on February 02, 2014 at 04:33:11

Location Counties of Alba and Hunedoara, Region of Transylvania, Romania
Coordinates N45 37 23 E23 18 43
Date of Inscription 1999

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/906 )

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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