Roman fort (Hunedoara) - details and images

The archaeological site is located between the towns Geoagiu and Cigmau on the right bank of the river Mures, about 8 km from the complex thermal Germisara. Archaeologists say that the "settlement" was formed in antiquity by Germisara Spa complex, military fort and civilian settlement.

Discovered in the 19th century due to archaeological materials found on the plateau camp - situated between the towns Geoagiu and Bobalna on the right bank of the river Mures, Hill Uriesilor point and having a length of 320 meters and 170 meters wide. - Is investigated systematically in 2000.

The main building of a Roman camp was "Principia", ie one that sheltered the command unit. 4-5 rooms that had housed the bedrooms, a bathroom and possibly a cabinet. The building has no kitchen because the were eating at mess. Archaeologists have found room heating system "hypocaust" fire was made in one place and some warm air circulates through the floor pipes. The master bath has discovered a personal pool of 2.35 x 4.15, built of brick, plastered and lined with waterproof mortar.

Archaeologists have so far identified three "Horia", ie, grain warehouses, "praetoria house master, and a much larger building that seems to be the kitchen unit, after exceeding deposit discovered pottery and burns.

The soldiers were sleeping in wooden shacks, known by archaeologists after different shades of earth where the wood has rotted.

Each camp was crossed by two main roads: one from north to south and one east to west. In addition each building there are traffic lane. Roads are made of sand mixed with gravel in some places archaeologists have also discovered that the depth of 70 cm road, which justify keeping paths intact until now. The roads were equipped with drains that collected rainwater from the roof and road.

Although there is sure, the camp's water supply has not yet been discovered.

The existence of the silver denarius dated Germisara of 32-31 I. Ch. And Dacian pottery fragments found at the walls of the fort led archaeologists to conclude that Romanian fortification is built over an old Dacian settlement.

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